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
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 [...]
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
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.
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 is important. What's the upper age limit?
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
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 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
A third of older adults have not been appropriately screened for colon cancer.
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 [...]