FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 --The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The GI Genius uses AI-based machine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Future of Cancer for Americans
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of cancers that people develop and that kill them, a new forecast shows. Breast, melanoma, lung and colon cancers are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer discovery could revive failed treatments for solid tumors
(University of Virginia Health System) New research could rescue once-promising immunotherapies for treating solid cancer tumors, such as ovarian, colon and triple-negative breast cancer, that ultimately failed in human clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

5 Foods That Cut Colon Cancer Risk
Title: 5 Foods That Cut Colon Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The 5 Foods That Cut Your Odds for Colon Cancer
SATURDAY, April 3, 2021 -- When it comes to guarding against colon cancer, what you eat is everything. You can reduce your risk of colon cancer by eating five food types, an expert says. These include: vegetables; whole grains; legumes; nuts and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The US Oncology Network continues its rapid growth and enhances surgical expertise with addition of physicians from Texas Colon & amp; Rectal Specialists as a part of Texas Oncology
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 1, 2021 —The US Oncology Network (The Network), the largest organization of its kind dedicated to advancing local cancer care and better patient outcomes, continues to expand its reach into local communities while broadening its surgical expertise with the addition of phys... (Source: McKesson News)
Source: McKesson News - April 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Research Reveals How Aspirin Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Research Reveals How Aspirin Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Resarchers found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Aspirin Help Prevent Colon Cancer?
Title: Can Aspirin Help Prevent Colon Cancer?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New computational models to understand colon cancer
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a new study, published in Genome Biology, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a new modeling approach to better understand how tumors become aggressive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Are Indications for a Ileostomy?
Discussion There are three types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease (CD) – can affect entire gastrointestinal tract but often is discontinuous (i.e., has skipped areas), has transmural inflammation and disease, has granulomas Ulcerative colitis (UC) – affects the colon, is continuous (i.e., has no skipped areas) and has superficial mucosal ulcerations Unclassified IBD – has chronic colitis but not specific features of CD or UC The specific pathogenesis appears to be multifactorial with having a genetic predisposition (1.6 – 30% risk of developing UC if patient has first deg...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 29, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Colorectal cancer screening remains important
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48, and although I am a bit overweight, I am in otherwise good health. At my recent annual checkup, I was asked about my family's colorectal cancer history. After sharing that my father had colon polyps removed at some point in his life, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I am [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Rates Back to Normal After Dip
After a sharp drop early in the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of routine breast and colon cancer screening soon returned to near-normal levels, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Back to Normal After Pandemic Dip
WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 -- After a sharp drop early in the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of routine breast and colon cancer screening soon returned to near-normal levels, a new study finds. " These are the first findings to show that, despite real fears... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Decades of radiation-based scientific theory disproven by Ben-Gurion University US-based study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) According to the study, lower levels of several types of cancers were found when the radiation levels were on the higher end of the spectrum rather than on the lower end. Among both men and women, there was a significant decrease in lung, pancreatic, colon and rectal cancers. Among men, there were additional decreases in brain and bladder cancers. There was no decrease in cervix, breast or prostate cancers or leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of Common Cancer Screenings Rebounded Quickly After Dropping at Start of the Pandemic
Screenings for breast cancer and colon cancer dropped dramatically during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, but use of the procedures returned to near-normal levels by the end of July 2020. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - March 22, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Rectal cancer -- risk factors, prevention and treatment
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about rectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention and treatment. Colon cancer and rectal cancer often are referred to together as colorectal cancer. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings
People have skipped their cancer screenings and ignored possible symptoms as a result of the pandemic. In some cases, the delay has come at a great cost. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Mammography Tests (Medical) Telemedicine Breast Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Colonoscopy your-feed-healthcare Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Celebrating 5 years cancer-free after colon cancer
Every March for the past five years, Amy Figgs has taken to social media to remind her family, friends and followers to get a colonoscopy. Using #CheckYerButt, Amy has become an advocate for colon cancer after she was diagnosed the day after her 45th birthday. The day after her 45th birthday, Amy Figgs found herself [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia
CT colonography (CTC) with a polyp size threshold of ≥ 10 mm is mor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS trials edible capsule cameras to detect colon cancer
The Pillcam technology is manufactured by US medical device firm Medtronic. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 11, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What you should know about colorectal cancer
Cancer of the rectum and colon often are referred together as colorectal cancer, but treatments can be different. Dr. David Etzioni, a Mayo Clinic colorectal surgeon, reminds people that early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to ensure better outcomes, and that it all starts with scheduling a screening. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/QUkcbDDecFE Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Colon cancer screening
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about colon cancer screening. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of these polyps can become colon cancers. Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Chadwick Boseman wins best actor Golden Globe and his widow accepts in an emotional speech
It was the final role — and first win — for the late star of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” who died in August from colon cancer at age 43. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Screening for colorectal cancer can be prevention
Colorectal cancer is a term that includes colon and rectal cancers, both of which originate in the lower portion of the large intestine and into the rectum. "The vast majority of the time, we don't know exactly what causes any specific cancer," says Dr. Jeremy Jones, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. "But there are a number of factors [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy fo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine learning method identifies precancerous colon polyps
(Radiological Society of North America) A machine learning algorithm helps accurately differentiate benign and premalignant colorectal polyps on CT colonography scans, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic variants for skin color in African Americans linked to vitamin D deficiency
(City of Hope) One day physicians may be able to look at an African American's skin color and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that person's risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum or breast. " We should not shy from this new study looking at the genetics of skin color because being 'colorblind' is what has led to widespread health disparities, " said City of Hope's Rick Kittles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Heavy drinking, lots of red meat boost colon cancer risk, study finds
Heavy drinking raises person's risk for colon cancer by nearly 60%, while a diet high in red meat boosts it by more than 10%, according to analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal Stool Test Result? Don't Delay Your Colonoscopy
THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Getting a colonoscopy as soon as possible after an abnormal stool test could reduce your risk of colon cancer and death from the disease, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed data from more than 200,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Stomach pain could be indicative of the disease
BOWEL cancer begins in either the colon or rectum, both of which are part of the large bowel. As abnormal cells divide and grow in an uncontrollable manner, signs of the disease start to manifest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Pain in the abdomen could be indicative of the disease
BOWEL cancer begins in either the colon or rectum, both of which are part of the large bowel. As abnormal cells divide and grow in an uncontrollable manner, signs of the disease start to manifest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Shot Down Cancer ’s ‘Death Star’
No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Smoking and Tobacco Lungs Genetics and Heredity Tumors Pancreas Clinical Trials Amgen Inc United States Source Type: news

Discovery Could Explain Why Black Americans More Prone to Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Medical Students, News, Source Type: news

Discovery May Explain Black Americans' Higher Colon Cancer Risk
Researchers examined age-related "epigenetic" changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery Could Explain Why Black Americans More Prone to Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related " epigenetic " changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Daily Aspirin Lower Colon Cancer Risk?
Title: Can Daily Aspirin Lower Colon Cancer Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, But Age Matters
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, But Age Matters
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- Low-dose aspirin may help some people curb their risk of developing colon cancer -- but not if they wait until age 70 to start, a large, new study suggests. Researchers found that when people began using aspirin in their 50s... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New, simplified genetic test effectively screens for hereditary cancers
(Elsevier) Researchers have developed a new integrated genetic/epigenetic DNA-sequencing protocol known as MultiMMR that can identify the presence and cause of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in a single test from a small sample of DNA in colon, endometrial, and other cancers. This alternative to complex, multi-step testing workflows can also determine causes of MMR deficiency often missed by current clinical tests. Their results are presented in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strange colon discovery explains racial disparities in colorectal cancer
(University of Virginia Health System) The colons of African-Americans and people of European descent age differently, new research reveals, helping explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer - the cancer that killed beloved 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman at only 43. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients in Canada missing recommended cancer screenings
A significant number of people in Canada are missing timely screening tests...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Women who smoke are less likely to get cancer screening Are older Americans screened too much for cancer? ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Colon Colon and Colorectal Cancer Elderly your-feed-health Source Type: news

For Many Cancer Patients, Diagnosis Brings Psychological'Silver Lining '
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- Could a cancer diagnosis sometimes produce positive life changes? In a new study, many people with colon cancer, even in advanced stages, believed their diagnosis had brought some beneficial effects to their lives. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals
Differences between right and left colon biopsy specimens may explain the difference in colorectal cancer location in Black vs White Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gut microbe may promote breast cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research from investigators with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophonist for Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band, Dies at 72
Alto Reed, the longtime saxophonist for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, died on Wednesday (Dec. 30) after a long battle with colon cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data Cancer Treatment Delays Are Deadly: 5- and 10-Year Data
Longer time from diagnosis to definitive treatment after prostate, breast, lung, and colon cancer diagnosis was tied to higher mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

The Autopsy, a Fading Practice, Revealed Secrets of COVID-19
By MARION RENAULT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has helped revive the autopsy. When the virus first arrived in U.S. hospitals, doctors could only guess what was causing its strange constellation of symptoms: What could explain why patients were losing their sense of smell and taste, developing skin rashes, struggling to breathe and reporting memory loss on top of flu-like coughs and aches? At hospital morgues, which have been steadily losing prominence and funding over several decades, pathologists were busily dissecting the disease’s first victims — and finding some answ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news