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 12, 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

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

The Best Colon Cancer Screening Test Is the One That Gets Done
Here's the bottom line: Colonoscopy continues to be the most effective screening method for colorectal cancer (CRC), but too many adults who should be screened refuse to have it done as a primary screening method. So while the headline of this article has almost become a cliche in the world of CRC screening, perhaps it's a cliche worth embracing. A poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2019 in San Diego, CA did a simple yet effective job of underscoring this point. The University of Miami Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service in Florida hosted free health fairs bet...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news