Tag: "colorectal" at medical news
Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer
... JAMA . Meat consumption has been associated with colorectal
cancer in previous studies, but the strength of th...meat consumption and any subsequent development of colorectal
cancer is important because meat is an integral component of diet in the United States and many othe...
Colorectal cancer screening underutilized
Fewer than half of patients diagnosed with colorectal
cancer had received a screening procedure at least...n Cancer Society, further say almost 94 percent of colorectal
cancer patients had either not undergone a colonoscopy at all, or not until having the procedure tha...
New CAD system detects colon polyps in colons previously obscured by contrast-enhanced fluid
...ill be missed and the patient's risk of developing colorectal
cancer will be reduced, Dr. Summers said. For the study, the researchers analyzed 17 patients who each had at least one proven colon polyp that was submerged in contrast-enhanced fluid, for a total of 22 polyps. The CAD system was able to find 19 of ...
New test possible aid to overcoming barriers to colon cancer screening
INDIANAPOLIS --A new option for non-invasive colorectal
cancer testing may encourage some people who avoid...sent in stool has an encouraging rate of detecting colorectal
cancer compared to the standard non-invasive method -- fecal occult (hidden) blood stool testing, al...
ASTRO patient education campaign wins award
...ate cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and colorectal
cancer. ASTRO also published a lengthy booklet detailing how radiation therapy works and what patients can expect during treatment as well as a brochure on the healthcare professionals that work together to treat patients with radiation therapy. Each...
NIH halts use of COX-2 inhibitor in large cancer prevention trial
...brex Pfizer, Inc.) for all participants in a large colorectal
cancer prevention clinical trial conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The study, called the Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (APC) trial, was stopped because analysis by an independent Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) showed a 2....
More than 41 million Americans need colorectal cancer screening
...e than 41 million Americans who are candidates for colorectal
cancer screening have not been screened for this s...rofessional societies underscore the importance of colorectal
cancer screening for all individuals 50 years of age and older. Approved tests include barium enema...
Virtual colonoscopy shows significant promise as colorectal cancer screening option
...e a number of tests that may be used to screen for colorectal
cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths ...ing option has advantages and disadvantages. "No colorectal
cancer screening test is perfect. CT colonography is currently not the most accurate or convenient ...
Chemoprevention backgrounder: Working for a future of cancer chemoprevention
...cer, but in the second deadliest national cancer - colorectal
cancer. And so far, it already has been proven to have an effect in people who inherit a form of colon cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), in which hundreds of precancerous polyps form in the colon and rectum. In 1999, the Food and ...
Research news from the AGA
...se demand for traditional colonoscopy and increase colorectal
cancer screening rates, and "prepless" virtual col...scopy is as effective as the traditional method of colorectal
cancer screening. These studies were published in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA...
New scientific advances in gastroenterology
... An investigation of African-American and Hispanic colorectal
cancer patients found that over one-quarter had be...ality Rates. A model predicting complications for colorectal
screening options found a greater risk of cancer deaths and procedure-related deaths in virtual colo...
Obese women face higher risk of colorectal cancer
... among women is a more significant risk factor for colorectal
neoplasia than for men. According to data release...en increased body mass index (BMI) and the risk of colorectal
neoplasia among asymptomatic women who underwent colonoscopies. The researchers examined a populat...
New study of African-American and Hispanic colorectal cancer patients
...ican-American and Hispanic patients diagnosed with colorectal
cancer at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine a...e of Gastroenterology highlights the importance of colorectal
cancer screening for higher risk patients. Together with lead investigator Jaydutt Vadgama, M.D.,...
Model predicting colorectal cancer screening suggests higher mortality for virtual colonoscopy
...Center, found that virtual colonoscopy, a test for colorectal
cancer that relies on a CT scan of the abdomen and...ssed Cancers The model determined there were 286 colorectal
cancer deaths per 100,000 with virtual colonoscopy, compared to 220 per 100,000 with conventional co...
Smoking increases risk of colon polyps
...derwent colonoscopy screening to detect polyps and colorectal
cancer. The researchers found cigarette smokers were more likely to have polyps, to have a greater number of polyps, and to have larger polyps than non-smokers. A logistic regression analysis determined a four percent increased risk of polyps for...
Study questions whether NICE is delivering the goods
... hearing aids, hip replacements, hernia repair and colorectal
cancer surgery. The adoption of guidance seems more likely when there is strong professional support, a stable and convincing evidence base and adequate funding, say the authors. Healthcare organisations should also be encouraged to set up formal mec...
PCRM asks ACS to cancel fundraisers
...s linked to increased risk of cancer, particularly colorectal
cancer. PCRM has conducted a yearlong campaign calling on the ACS to cancel or re-theme its fundraisers. Since 2003, new studies have emerged supporting the meat-cancer link. Telephone Press Conference: Friday, October 29, 11 a.m. EDT WHO: Jo...
Doctors can improve colorectal cancer screening rates
Women and Hispanics are less likely to undergo colorectal
cancer (CRC) screening but improving their access to CRC screening may be as simple as educating doctors to make the recommendation and explain its impact to patients, according to a new study. The study will be published in the December 1, 2004 issu...
Cancer patients in Europe unite with doctors
...of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), a colorectal
cancer survivor. "Many times patient involvement is only spoken about rather than acted upon, but ESMO is doing something concrete, and patients are really involved in both planning and attending. Some patient groups, including ECPC, use the slog...
$25 million funds health promotion studies at UT School of Public Health
..., such as communicating about flu vaccinations and colorectal
and prostate cancer screenings. "During the past 1...dren. Researchers also will examine the impact of colorectal
cancer screening tests among Hispanic women and men. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly d...
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