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Exact Sciences Is A Near-Term Short Due To Risks And Assumptions About Its Future Business

By Paul Reed: The market need for Cologuard Only 0.3% of the population currently suffers from colon cancer, but the lifetime risk is higher at 5%, which benefits the colon cancer screening market. According to the American Cancer Society: "96,830 new cases of colon cancer and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer are expected in 2014. Show More Summary

Top stories in health and medicine, March 26, 2014

From MedPage Today: FDA Staff Doubts Colon Cancer Blood Test. FDA staff expressed serious reservations about using an investigational blood biomarker test as a colorectal cancer screen, citing poor specificity and unanswered questions about other purported advantages. Weight Gain Soon After Birth Tied to Diabetes Risk. New moms who add extra pounds to baby weight within [...]

New Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool Highly Accurate

An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study of nearly 10,000 average-risk, asymptomatic men and women from 90 sites across the United States reports that a multi-target stool DNA test detects 92.3 percent of colon cancers.

Genetic test could improve colon cancer screening

A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David...Show More Summary

Colon Cancer Rates Have Plummeted Over the Last Decade

last monthHealth : Healthland

The rate of colon cancer incidence has dropped by 30% in the last ten years, thanks to an increase in colonoscopy screenings among people over 50

Colon cancer rates falling steeply among older Americans

According to a new report from the American Cancer Society, rates of colorectal cancer - commonly called colon cancer - are decreasing steeply among older people in the US because of increasing use of colonoscopy screening, which can...Show More Summary

Colon cancer awareness: Check out the strollin' colon

Patients, families and the public are invited to get the latest updates from Mayo Clinic related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care of colon cancer.

Screening Can Prevent More Than 90 Percent of Colon Cancer Cases. So Why Are Only 63 Percent of Americans Having Colonoscopies?

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) experts are committed to reducing the number of colon cancer deaths each year and have developed a helpful tool to simplify colon cancer prevention and screening guidelines. The 'This One Thing Could...Show More Summary

Colonoscopy Prank Gets Behind Colon Cancer Awareness In A Surprisingly Funny Way (VIDEO)

We've never heard of a colonoscopy producing laughs, but Jack Vale managed to get several out of the procedure. The jokester pretended to be a post-op supervisor and showed patients the unusual objects the screening had supposedly revealed. "Three's...Show More Summary

Jack Vale Surprises Colon Screening Patients by Showing Them Weird Objects That He Found in Their Butts

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

Prankster Jack Vale recently teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance to surprise colonoscopy screening patients and help promote Colon Cancer Awareness Month. When each of his target patients awoke from anesthesia, Jack would go into thier room dressed as a post op supervisor and show them their x-rays. Each x-ray showed that weird objects [...]

Apple Won't Like This Colonoscopy Prank

A screening for colon cancer may catch a life-threatening problem before it has a chance to take hold. Or it might find an iPhone embedded in your gastrointestinal tract. Both of those messages –- one deadly serious, the other an orchestrated...Show More Summary

Mailing free test kits improves colon cancer screening rates

Colon cancer screening rates went up by nearly 40% in a Kaiser Permanente study that mailed test kits to patients' homes. The pilot study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was part of a program to address disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients. The findings are to be published in the journal BMC Cancer.Lead author Dr.

Study: Mailing free tests to patients' homes boosts colon cancer screening rates

PORTLAND, Ore. February 26, 2014 -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. The...Show More Summary

Colon cancer screening: At what age can you stop?

Colon cancer screening is important. What's the upper age limit?

Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers. Routine screenings for breast, colon and lung cancers...Show More Summary

The FDA Has Approved a Swallowable ‘Pill Camera’

Given Imaging Ltd. has won US approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for early signs of colon cancer. The Israeli company’s technology uses a battery-powered camera to take high-speed photos of the intestinal tract over eight hours. The images are transmitted to a recording device on the... Read More

Obesity in men could dictate future colon screenings

Obesity is a known risk factor for many cancers including colon cancer, yet the reasons behind the colon cancer link have often remained unclear. A Michigan State University study is shedding more light on the topic and has shown that...Show More Summary

Well: Colon Cancer Screening Lags

5 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

A third of older adults have not been appropriately screened for colon cancer.

CDC Muddies The Message: There Is No Substitute For Colonoscopy.

Mike Magee The CDC and colon cancer in the U.S. are back in the news. This time, it’s the warning that colon screening rates have flattened out. Roughly 1/3 of Americans (23 million people) in the screening age range (50 to 75) have had no screening of any type.(1,2) For a cancer that’s the number [...]

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