Study compares colonoscopy polyp detection rates and endoscopist characteristics
(Cleveland Clinic) Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy -- for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -- were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps. However, a Cleveland Clinic-led research team found that those previously described differences among endoscopists are not true. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marijuana Users May Need More Sedation For Medical Procedures
(CNN) — People who regularly use cannabis may need two times the level of sedation required by nonusers when undergoing medical procedures, a small-scale study finds. Fentanyl, midazolam and propofol, three sedation drugs commonly used during endoscopic procedures, were compared in the research. With “continued increase in legalization and use of cannabis, the field of anesthesia and sedation needs further studies with greater depth,” wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Wider use follows legalization Marijuana has gained popularity aroun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Marijuana Source Type: news

CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening
CT colonography (CTC) nearly matched the predictive accuracy of colonoscopy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Self-testing kit 'saved my life'
Doctors say the test is easier and cheaper than a colonoscopy but it is not available everywhere yet. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early colonoscopy cost  effective after childhood cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost?
Lowering the starting age for colorectal cancer screening from 50 to 45 is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could the U.S. Mail Deliver Better Colon Cancer Screening Rates?
FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 -- No one likes to get a colonoscopy, but new research suggests that mailing at-home colon cancer tests to folks who are overdue for their checks might prompt them to get screened. " We believe that mailing kits directly to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward?
Patient awareness and use of CT colonoscopy have continued to dwindle since...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Lower Colorectal-Cancer Risk After Negative Colonoscopy Statin Use Tied to Lower Colorectal-Cancer Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
Statin use is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer between six and 36 months after an initial negative colonoscopy, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life
With colorectal cancer being found in an increasing number of younger adults, the pressure is on to screen millions more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Health Insurance and Managed Care Colonoscopy Bowels Digestive Tract Source Type: news

Study: Adenomas Tend to Be Missed With Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds high miss rates for advanced and flat adenomas, serrated polyps (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 5, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening
Colonoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy vs stool tests: Real evidence lacking, but opinions prevail in the battle to keep mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) as low as possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 41, diagnosed with colon cancer after pushing for a colonoscopy
Clarissa Sobolewski of Avon, Ohio started getting rectal bleeding after delivering her daughter, Isabella, last year. After initially being told not to worry, Sobolewski pushed for a colonoscopy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will a home test replace colonoscopies? Not so fast, GI doc says
In recent years, new products have hit the medical market as alternatives to having a colonoscopy. These alternatives, typically a take-home sample test, have gained popularity due to their convenience and relative non-invasiveness. However, they are far from perfect and not recommended for everyone. Dr. Kevin Liebovich, a gastroenterologist at Advocate Aurora Health, explains the benefits and shortcomings of each procedure to help you decide which option is best. Colonoscopy A colonoscopy is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

Will a home test replace colonoscopies? Not so fast, GI doc says
In recent years, new products have hit the medical market as alternatives to having a colonoscopy. These alternatives, typically a take-home sample test, have gained popularity due to their convenience and relative non-invasiveness. However, they are far from perfect and not recommended for everyone. Dr. Kevin Liebovich, a gastroenterologist at Advocate Aurora Health, explains the benefits and shortcomings of each procedure to help you decide which option is best. Colonoscopy A colonoscopy is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Advocate Aurora Health Source Type: news

At-home stool test is just as effective for early colon cancer screening, study suggests
A new study from Regenstrief Institute found that at-home stool tests for colon cancer effectively catch the earliest warning signs - traces of blood - of the disease and offer an alternative to colonoscopy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Colonoscopy Alternative?
Experts said the findings offer more support for a screening test that has long been a recommended option -- but not often performed in the United States.         Instead, most Americans are screened for colon cancer by colonoscopy -- an invasive test that examines the colon. However, many other countries favor a yearly stool test. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?
Title: Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer -- and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review confirms. The analysis, of 31 studies, looked at the effectiveness of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study shows annual noninvasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening
(Regenstrief Institute) A new study by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute provides the strongest evidence to date to support recommendations that average risk patients can safely opt for an annual, easy-to-use home stool test instead of a screening colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Coloradans can now price-check more medical procedures
New data includes bundled episode prices for procedures like births, colonoscopies and knee replacements — including pre- and post-op costs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Misses More Adenomas Than Thought
(MedPage Today) -- Forget'one and done'-- adenomas per positive colonoscopy better measure of quality, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Having a Primary Doc Boosts All Your Healthcare
Adults with a primary care doctor were more likely to receive colonoscopy or mammography. They also received more diagnostic and preventive tests, such as flu vaccination and blood pressure checks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death Risk Rises With No Colonoscopy After Stage I CRC
(MedPage Today) -- Three-fold increase, but is colonoscopy the driver? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Screening Offered as an Alternative to Colonoscopy for Screening
“The only real cure for cancer is finding it early,” said Padma Sundar, vice president of strategy and market access at CellMax Life, in an interview with MD+DI. In terms of colorectal cancer, she said it takes a long time for an adenoma to develop into cancer, so early detection of these adenomas can be lifesaving. But colonoscopy, although the gold standard of adenoma and colon cancer detection, has issues with patient compliance. There are about 125 million Americans, 45 years old and older, who are advised to have routine screening for colorectal cancer. “Unfortunat...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer?
CT colonography (CTC) may be better than conventional CT for staging high-risk...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- In patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), instead of colonoscopy, may suffice to rule out colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the British... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 -- For average-risk patients, a negative colonoscopy result is associated with a long-term reduction in the risk for colorectal cancer and related deaths, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Negative Colonoscopy Linked to Lower CRC Risk, Death After 12 Years
Negative colonoscopy results in patients with average CRC risk were associated with a lower risk for CRC diagnosis and death more than a decade after the test. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Negative Colonoscopy Tied to Lower Ca Risk at 12 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Study findings may inform guidelines for re-screening, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - December 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Motus GI preps $14m follow-on
Motus GI (NSDQ:MOTS) said yesterday that it’s preparing a follow-on offering worth nearly $14 million for its Pure-Vu colonoscopy device. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Motus said it plans to float 5 million shares at $2.70 apiece, for gross proceeds of $13.5 million. A 30-day underwriters option on a further 750,000 shares would add $2.0 million if fully exercised; the offering is slated to close Dec. 24. The Pure-Vu device is designed to attach to standard and slim colonoscopes to deliver a mixture of water and air to remove debris even when patients haven’t completed their bowel prep. Piper Jaffray is the b...
Source: Mass Device - December 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Broward medical tech company seeks $17M stock offering
Fort Lauderdale-based Motus GI Holdings plans to raise up to $16.8 million through a stock offering, the company announced. The medical technology company (NASDAQ: MOTS) went public in February after raising $17.5 million in an IPO. The company, which also has offices in Israel, focuses on improving clinical outcomes for colonoscopies. Its product in development Pure-Vu aims to clear the colon during a colonoscopy. No w Motus GI Holdings has proposed a secondary offering to raise additional funds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

10-year colonoscopy follow-ups decrease death risk in patients, study says
A 10-year follow-up after an initial negative colonoscopy greatly reduces a person's risk of dying from colon cancer, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year colonoscopy follow-ups decrease colon cancer death risk, study says
A 10-year follow-up after an initial negative colonoscopy greatly reduces a person's risk of dying from colon cancer, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Risk of cancer, death less likely 10 years after cancer-free colonoscopy
The risk of a cancer diagnosis or cancer death is significantly lower 10 years after an initial negative colonscopy, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10-year follow-up after negative colonoscopies linked to lower colorectal cancer risk
(Kaiser Permanente) Ten years after a negative colonoscopy, Kaiser Permanente members had 46 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with and were 88 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer compared with those who did not undergo colorectal cancer screening, according to a study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Screening Pill to Be in US Pilot Study
Check-Cap is getting one step closer to having its capsule-based screening method for colorectal cancer on the U.S. market. The Isfiya, Israel-based company has received FDA conditional approval for an IDE to initiate a pilot study of the C-Scan capsule. FDA’s conditional approval of the IDE requires Check-Cap to provide additional information to the agency and the company may begin enrolling patients immediately upon approval by the study site's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The trial will consist of up to 45 patients and it will be a single-arm study. Patients who are enrolled will be those conside...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Implants Source Type: news

Older adults may be unwilling to give up colorectal screening
(Reuters Health) - At age 76 the risks of a repeat colonoscopy may exceed the benefits for seniors whose previous screenings have found no signs of cancer, but many older adults don't like the logic behind this guideline based on life expectancy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Some people uncomfortable discontinuing cancer screening even when benefit is low
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study finds 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended screening colonoscopies were uncomfortable with the idea of stopping these screenings when the benefit was expected to be low for them personally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Percent of patients receiving subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years varies from 18.3 to 59.5 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Many patients with three or more adenomas or any adenoma with villous/tubulovillous features do not receive a subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
Title: Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many With Polyps Delay Follow-Up Colonoscopy
People whose colonoscopies find adenomas – polyps that can become cancer -- are routinely asked to come back for another colonoscopy in three years, but a surprisingly high percentage fail to get the follow-up, a new study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow - up Colonoscopy: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Many people found to have colon polyps (adenomas) that can lead to cancer don't have follow-up colonoscopies at recommended times, a new study finds. Patients who have certain types of adenomas, or large or numerous ones,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - November 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin and omega-3 reduce pre-cancerous bowel polyps
Both aspirin and a purified omega-3, called EPA, reduce the number of pre-cancerous polyps in patients found to be at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research. A clinical trial, led by the University of Leeds, found that both aspirin and EPA reduced the number of bowel polyps in patients one year on from a screening colonoscopy (large bowel camera test), although they did not reduce the chances of an individual having any polyps present in the bowel. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Many patients diagnosed with adenomas may not receive colonoscopies in recommended time frame
(American Association for Cancer Research) Patients who are diagnosed with adenomas, a possible precursor of colorectal cancer, often do not receive subsequent colonoscopies within the recommended time frame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news