GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations
(American Gastroenterological Association) These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Launches G-EYE(R) 760R Colonoscope in the European Endoscopy Market Through FUJIFILM Europe, Under Strategic Distribution Partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation, to Provide Synergetic Colonoscopy Solution in Fight Against Colon Cancer
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

His mission? Help the uninsured afford colonoscopies, radiology
Ali Poonawala is director of Farmers Branch-based Assist Health Group, which operates two medical programs – ColonoscopyAssist and RadiologyAssist – with more on the way. The offerings help uninsured patients receive procedures at an affordable cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

His mission? Help the uninsured afford colonoscopies, radiology
Ali Poonawala is director of Farmers Branch-based Assist Health Group, which operates two medical programs – ColonoscopyAssist and RadiologyAssist – with more on the way. The offerings help uninsured patients receive procedures at an affordable cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
Title: New Study Supports Lowering Age of First ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- which sets federal screening standards -- still recommends a starting age of 50 for people at average risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds -- supporting the case for earlier screening for the disease. Researchers say the uptick between those two ages does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Endoscopy vs. Colonoscopy
Title: Endoscopy vs. ColonoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 27, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Check-Cap is Inching Toward the U.S. Market with Positive Pilot Results
Check-Cap Ltd. is reporting positive results from a pilot study of its C-Scan System. The Isfiya, Israel-based company’s C-Scan System is a preparation-free ingestible scanning capsule-based system for the prevention of colorectal cancer through the detection of precancerous polyps. Results from the pilot study show that no device or procedure-related serious adverse events were reported and all device or procedure-related adverse events were mild in severity. In total, 45 patients enrolled in the study, of which 40 patients underwent the study procedure. All 40 patients complied with the procedure and co...
Source: MDDI - December 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Digital Health Source Type: news

Patient Navigation Effective in Screening Colonoscopy Rate for CRC in Latino Groups
Screening colonoscopy rates for colorectal cancer increased in low-income Latino populations when accompanied by patient navigation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Will Smith, 51, says his colonoscopy 'turned very real' due to polyp
Smith, 51, decided to make light of passing the threshold when it's recommended to get regular colonoscopies - at age 50 - by filming it, and posting it on YouTube. But the fun turned sour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is asking CCGs to support trusts with a colonoscopy service to implement new guidance on polyp surveillance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

As new rivals snag more patients, hospitals feel the sting
Few patients want to go to the hospital, and these days there are more alternatives: A variety of outpatient centers that can handle their twisted ankles and colonoscopies. But the trend is pressuring the finances of health providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Will Smith's Colonoscopy Goes Viral, Sends Message Will Smith's Colonoscopy Goes Viral, Sends Message
With Will Smith recently showing his fans how routine the procedure is, Dr David Johnson reflects on the unparalleled value that celebrities can have in raising health awareness.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Guardant Eyes Approval for Lunar Through ECLIPSE
Guardant Health isn’t a static company. Ever since it was formed by Helmy Eltoukhy, and AmirAli Talasaz, the Redwood City, CA-based company has been setting the bar in the liquid biopsy space. So whether it’s making the transition from private to public; posting up strong data; raking in large funding during past financing rounds, or introducing new cancer detection technologies into the market, the company is on the move and reaching milestones. The latest goal Guardant has set its sights on is winning U.S. approval for its Lunar-2 test. The liquid biopsy test will be used in early colo...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Private bowel cancer checks are 'less accurate' than tests carried out on the NHS, study suggests 
UK researchers looked at more than 120,000 individuals having a colonoscopy, the main test for colorectal cancer, in England between 2005 and 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer rates after colonoscopies too varied
Thousands of cases missed by testing failures Related items fromOnMedica Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Young adults ’ rate of bowel cancer is rising in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates after colonoscopy vary by provider
(University of Leeds) A colonoscopy is the main test used to detect bowel cancer, but like most tests, it is not always 100% accurate and cancers can be missed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Will Smith shares video about his colonoscopy
Actor Will Smith shares a video from his colonoscopy to encourage people to get health screenings. HLN's Melissa Knowles reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgery for hiatal hernias
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent CT scan, endoscopy and colonoscopy, I learned that I have a hiatal hernia containing both stomach and colon, and extrinsic stenosis at the splenic flexure. My understanding is that this is rare and that I will need surgery. Will I need to find a surgeon who has seen this [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

SCBT-MR becomes SABI
The Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels Rad groups disagree with NEJM CT article ACR, others exhort CMS to cover virtual colonoscopy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medtronic Displays its GI Genius at UEG Week
Medtronic is taking some very big steps with artificial intelligence. The Dublin-based company is launching GI Genius – a system it said is the first to use AI to detect colorectal polyps. The product’s launch is taking place during United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona, Spain. GI Genius was developed by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and has CE mark. Medtronic is bringing the solution to the market through a distribution agreement with the Dublin-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. The GI Genius module uses advanced artificial intelligence to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Prediagnostic Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Death Risk
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- The risk for colorectal cancer death drops with an increasing number of prediagnostic colonoscopies, largely due to fewer advanced cancers at time of diagnosis, according to a study recently published in BMC Cancer. Ming... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plans to lower bowel cancer screening age could do more harm than good, experts warn
Scientists from Norway, Canada and the US, said those who are at low risk of the disease, but whose home tests raise red flags, could be harmed by the resulting colonoscopies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Can ’t We Stop Pancreatic Cancer?
There is little a person can do to prevent it, and there is nothing comparable to mammography or colonoscopy to screen for it when it is most amenable to cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Tests (Medical) Pancreas Source Type: news

Can Bowel Cancer Screening Reduce Patient Death?
A new study from the University of South Australia researchers found the number of people that die from bowel or colorectal cancer (CRC) would be much higher without pre-diagnostic colonoscopies. Now more than 700,000 people die from bowel cancer each year according to the university. The researchers from the University’s Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health looked at data from 12,906 bowel cancer patients that indicate the fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) with a follow-up colonoscopy plays a key role in catching the disease early before symptoms appear. Results show that having one pre-diagnostic c...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

A lukewarm blast of water to ease the pain of bowel ops 
Thousands of Britons must face painful colonoscopy procedures every day. Previously, doctors pumped 40 litres of air into the large bowel, but a new method uses lukewarm water to ease discomfort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: At-home colonoscopy tests decrease colon cancer screenings
The availability of at-home colon cancer screenings decrease the rates of testing for the deadly disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Costs of Reusable Colonoscopes Vary Based on Center Volume
Cost per colonoscopy ranges from $ 188.64 at high - volume centers to $ 501.16 at low - volume centers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Costs of Reusable Colonoscopes Vary Based on Center Volume
FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 -- The cost per colonoscopy, including purchase, maintenance, and reprocessing costs, varies from $188.64 to $501.16, with higher costs at low-volume centers, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Gut. Noting that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tumor Seeding During Colonoscopy Linked to Metachronous Colorectal Cancer Tumor Seeding During Colonoscopy Linked to Metachronous Colorectal Cancer
Tumor seeding may occur during colonoscopy, although the risk is low, a proof-of-principle study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can Texting Patients Who Are Scheduled For Colonoscopy Reduce'No-Shows'?
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania explored how text-based patient communication helped to increase patient engagement and boost rates of colonoscopies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Endoscopic Services in the US: By Whom, for What, and Why? Endoscopic Services in the US: By Whom, for What, and Why?
Over the last 3 years, the percentage of colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and upper endoscopies performed by FPs has declined. Why is this, and should FPs continue to perform these procedures?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results
Does reducing fecal immunochemical testing pre-screening from 3 vials to a single vial negatively impact CRC or precursor adenoma detection rate?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon wall, often in the large bowel. These pockets occur over time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are You Still Putting Off Colon Cancer Screening?
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, but it can save your life. So you might be wondering whether a home test is a good alternative. These tests involve mailing a stool sample to a lab. Older types of tests check for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Discharge Readiness After Propofol With DXM Colonoscopy Discharge Readiness After Propofol With DXM
Might a combination of propofol and low-dose dexmedetomidine, compared with propofol alone, decrease the propofol requirement for colonoscopies and improve discharge readiness?Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endocuff-assisted colonoscopies for CRC screening worth extra cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Regenstrief Institute Finds Fecal Immunochemical Test May Be as Effective as Colonoscopy at Detecting Colorectal Cancers
Doctors may begin ordering FITs in greater numbers, increasing the demand on clinical laboratories to process these home tests All clinical laboratory managers and pathologists know that timely screening for colon cancer is an effective way to detect cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. But, invasive diagnostic approaches such as colonoscopies are not […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 29, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACP ACS AIM American Can Source Type: news

Colonoscopy in Nonagenarians Colonoscopy in Nonagenarians
Is there therapeutic benefit to performing colonoscopy in patients 90 years of age and older?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Rates Increased in Those Aged 45 to 54 Years
TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- From 2000 to 2015, colonoscopy rates increased among those aged 45 to 54 years, while colorectal cancer incidence increased among those aged 40 to 54 years, according to a study published online July 11 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rise in early onset colorectal cancer not aligned with screening trends
(American Cancer Society) A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults, adding to evidence that the rise in early onset CRC is not solely a result of more detection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Quality Not Affected by Sedation Method
MONDAY, June 24, 2019 -- Among patients at average risk undergoing screening colonoscopies, there is no benefit associated with deep sedation versus moderate sedation, according to a study recently published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Erica P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sedation method does not affect colonoscopy detection rate
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and colonoscopy is the most-used screening tool to detect it. In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine determined deep sedation does not improve the colonoscopy quality compared to moderate sedation when it comes to the polyp detection rate or adenoma detection rate, the type of polyp that can eventually become cancerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85
Long the only black faculty member at Columbia ’s medical college, he — with Katie Couric — promoted regular colonoscopies, which are now routine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Couric, Katie Forde, Dr. Kenneth A. Source Type: news

A gut feeling: Microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer
(Osaka University) Most sporadic colorectal cancers can develop over decades. Recent studies showed that the gut microbiome has possible diagnostic potential for health and disease. Researchers from Osaka University assessed fecal samples from patients who underwent colonoscopy to study the relationship between gut microbiota and colorectal cancer. They found specific markers that could discriminate cases of colorectal cancer from healthy samples. This posits that colorectal cancer is not only a genetic, but also a microbial disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

People who undergo "routine" colonoscopies found to be at risk of infections
(Natural News) Colonoscopies and endoscopies turn out to be more dangerous than healthcare professionals describe them to be. Recent research warns that undergoing these physical inspections could increase the chance of bacterial infection taking place inside the digestive tract. A colonoscopy is an examination that looks for abnormalities or alterations within the large intestine and rectum of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ascension Wisconsin hospitals slash MRI, CT prices by 50%
The parent company of Columbia St. Mary ’s, Elmbrook hospital and the Ascension Wisconsin Franklin campus cut prices by 50% or more for MRI and CT scans and colonoscopies while gaining status as “best in class strategic partners” of an influential organization pursuing lower health-care costs in southeast Wisconsin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Ascension Wisconsin hospitals slash MRI, CT prices by 50%
The parent company of Columbia St. Mary ’s, Elmbrook hospital and the Ascension Wisconsin Franklin campus cut prices by 50% or more for MRI and CT scans and colonoscopies while gaining status as “best in class strategic partners” of an influential organization pursuing lower health-care costs in southeast Wisconsin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news