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Researchers Identify Mechanism by Which NSAIDs Prevent Colon Cancer

Researchers Identify Mechanism by Which NSAIDs Prevent Colon Cancer

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NSAIDs target stem cells that have accumulated mutations that could lead to cancer development and a biochemical pathway that leads to apoptosis.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in U.S. Adults

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in U.S. Adults

Reasons behind rise in colorectal cancer unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans.

FIT Screening May Be as Effective as Colonoscopy in Detecting Familial Colorectal Cancer

FIT Screening May Be as Effective as Colonoscopy in Detecting Familial Colorectal Cancer

Fecal immunochemical testing may be as effective as colonoscopies in being able to detect colorectal cancer risk.

FDA Approves Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

FDA Approves Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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The new test is more sensitive than fecal occult blood tests but carries a higher risk of false-positives.

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Medicaid Reimbursement Linked with Greater Cancer Screening Rate

Changes to Medicaid reimbursements can improve cancer screening rates.

Low Life Expectancy Tied to Cancer Screening

Low Life Expectancy Tied to Cancer Screening

Second study shows no benefit from CRC screening more intensively than recommended.

First Stool DNA Colorectal Cancer Screening Test OK'd by FDA

First Stool DNA Colorectal Cancer Screening Test OK'd by FDA

The FDA has appproved Cologuard, the first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer.

Narrow Band Imaging May Improve Detection of Colorectal Adenomas and Polyps

Narrow Band Imaging May Improve Detection of Colorectal Adenomas and Polyps

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Narrow band imaging may improve visualization of polyps during colonoscopy, but there are still questions as to whether it is a truly useful screening tool.

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

A fact sheet to review the different types of test used to detect colon cancer and polyps.

CRC Screening Rates Up With Reminders, But Concerns Persist

CRC Screening Rates Up With Reminders, But Concerns Persist

Multifaceted intervention relied upon letters, telephone calls, and text messages.

Colonoscopy: Does the Doctor Make a Difference?

Colonoscopy: Does the Doctor Make a Difference?

Patients cared for by doctors who removed more adenomas were less likely to develop colon cancer.

Colonoscopy Benefits Unscreened Elderly Patients

Colonoscopy Benefits Unscreened Elderly Patients

Colorectal cancer screening should be considered in unscreened patients older than 75 years.

Secondary Colorectal Cancer Tied to Radiation-treated Cervical Cancer

Secondary Colorectal Cancer Tied to Radiation-treated Cervical Cancer

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New colorectal cancer surveillance strategies are warranted in cervical cancer survivors who have been treated with radiotherapy.

DDW: Endoscopic L-Menthol Spray Improves Colon Polyp Detection

DDW: Endoscopic L-Menthol Spray Improves Colon Polyp Detection

For patients undergoing colonoscopy, L-menthol sprayed directly onto the colonic mucosa improves the adenoma detection rate.

Multiple-Gene Sequencing IDs Mutations in Non-BRCA Carriers

Multiple-Gene Sequencing IDs Mutations in Non-BRCA Carriers

A considerable number of women testing negative for BRCA1/2 may have pathogenic mutations in other genes.

Cancer of Unknown Origin: A Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemma

Cancer of Unknown Origin: A Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemma

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Diagnosing and treating a cancer of unknown origin can be a challenging and daunting task for clinicians.

Six Percent of CRCs Are Interval Tumors

Six Percent of CRCs Are Interval Tumors

Six percent of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have interval cancers, which develop within six to 60 months of colonoscopy.

The Link Between Streptococcus bovis and CRC

The Link Between Streptococcus bovis and CRC

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Presence of a particular biotype of the Streptococcus bovis bacterium can be an indicator of a GI malignancy.

Interval Cancer Risk Tied to Adenoma Detection Rate

Interval Cancer Risk Tied to Adenoma Detection Rate

Adenoma detection rate is inversely associated with risk of interval colorectal cancer

Richard M. Goldberg, MD: Stool DNA Test Technology Has Promise

Richard M. Goldberg, MD, discusses results from a recently published study demonstrating that a stool DNA test may be better than FIT for detecting colorectal cancer.

Can Stool DNA Testing Improve CRC Screening?

Can Stool DNA Testing Improve CRC Screening?

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A new study suggests that a noninvasive DNA stool test may enhance the efficacy of screening for colorectal cancer.

Nurses Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Physicians

Nurses Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Physicians

Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees.

Bowel Prep and the Effect on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Bowel Prep and the Effect on Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Bowel preparation plays a key role in deciding when to schedule follow-up screening for colorectal cancer.

Neutropenic Enterocolitis: What to Expect

Neutropenic Enterocolitis: What to Expect

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Caused by chemotherapeutic agents and malignancies alike, neutropenic enterocolitis is a side effect that can lead to significant patient morbidity.

Colon Polyps More Likely in Obese Men

Colon Polyps More Likely in Obese Men

Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps and tubular adenomas.

Diagnostic Accuracy for CRC High with Home Stool Test

Diagnostic Accuracy for CRC High with Home Stool Test

Fecal immunochemical tests have moderate sensitivity, high specificity, and high overall diagnostic accuracy for detecting CRC.

Screening Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths

Screening Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths

In two studies, endoscopy and fecal occult-blood testing show lasting reductions in CRC mortality.

ASCO Concurs With Cancer Care Ontario Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Follow-up Care

ASCO Concurs With Cancer Care Ontario Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Follow-up Care

Follow-up care for CRC should be performed based on presumed risk of recurrence and patients' functional status.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Up With Family History of Adenoma

Colorectal Cancer Risk Up With Family History of Adenoma

For people with a family history of colorectal adenomas and advanced adenomas, the risk of developing colorectal cancer is significantly elevated.

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