Soft robots, origami combine for potential way to deliver medical treatments
(Ohio State University) Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps to stomach cancer to aortic artery blockages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum Disease Tied to Colon Cancer Risk
People with periodontal disease had a higher risk of polyps that can lead to colon cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Gums (Mouth) Source Type: news

New AI Model Accurately Classifies Colorectal Polyps Using Slides From 24 Institutions
Dartmouth researchers have created an AI model to classify colorectal polyps on histology slides. Evaluation using 238 slides from 24 institutions across 13 US states finds that the model performs as well as practicing pathologists. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 23, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release cancer research colorectal cancer Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

New AI model accurately classifies colorectal polyps using slides from 24 institutions
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have trained a deep neural network to distinguish the four major types of colorectal polyps excised during screening colonoscopy. The model not only produced results that demonstrated accuracy and sensitivity at the level of practicing pathologists, but withstood evaluation using broad datasets spanning multiple institutions across the US. The study proves that AI models are generalizable and can be trained on widespread external data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Any Type of Polyp Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer Any Type of Polyp Increases the Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Findings from a large Swedish cohort show that any subtype of polyps will increase the risk for colorectal cancer, but only certain types raise the risk for cancer-related mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them'When to Remove Colorectal Polyps?'Get Them When You See Them '
Dr David Johnson comments on how using cold snare upon polyp discovery reduces operative time and surgeon frustration.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

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

Researchers describe new condition involving numerous GI polyps in cancer survivors
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers report newly discovered condition known as therapy-associated polyposis, or TAP in which childhood cancer survivors develop numerous colorectal growths called polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Do Your Devices Meet Physicians ’ Needs?
You’ve invested a lot of time ensuring your medical device meets user needs, but could those needs have changed? As healthcare evolves thanks to robotics, value-based care, the rise of ambulatory surgery centers, remote procedures, and more, the needs of surgeons and other physicians and healthcare practitioners are evolving, too. Physicians will come together at the upcoming MD&M West 2020 conference to discuss what is missing in the world of medtech in the panel discussion, Tech Talk Panel: Physician's Perspectives: Unmet Needs, Design, & New Technologies in Medtech. Participating on the panel w...
Source: MDDI - February 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design 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

Medtech in a Minute: SFA Competition, Check-Cap Inches Toward US Market, and More
Gore Has a New Challenger in SFA PQ Bypass is set to become the first company since 2004 to have an IDE trial for a stent to treat peripheral artery disease in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). If all goes as planned for the company, its Torus Stent Graft will compete head-to-head with W.L. Gore's Viabahn system. PQ Bypass could potentially file for FDA approval in 2021.   Should This Blood Test Be Part of the Standard Pre-Op for Most Surgeries? A common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, said researchers from Hami...
Source: MDDI - January 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business 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

Check-Cap ’s Swallowable X-Ray Pill Allows For Prep-Free Colon Cancer Screenings
Check-Cap ’s swallow-able capsule uses low-dose x-rays to screen the digestive system while it moves along the GI tract. These scans are used to primarily detect precancerous polyps in the colon, making the capsule a preventative test, not a cancer treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and Prevention
Title: Colon Polyps: Symptoms, Causes, Cancer Risk, Treatment, and PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 17, 2019 Category: Nutrition 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

Omega-3 fish oil doesn't reduce risk for early signs of colon cancer, study finds
In a trial results published in JAMA Oncology, researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard found that adding 1 gram per day of omega-3s fish oils failed to reduce development of colon polyps. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hologic Combines AI with Breast Cancer Imaging
Hologic is bringing artificial intelligence to breast cancer imaging with its latest product. The Marlborough, MA-based company has won a nod for the 3DQuorum Imaging Technology, powered by Genius AI. 3DQuorum technology uses Genius AI-powered analytics to uniquely reconstruct high-resolution 3D data to produce 6 mm “SmartSlices.” These analytics identify clinically relevant regions of interest and preserve important features during the reconstruction of the SmartSlices. This helps to expedite read time by reducing the number of images for radiologists to review, without compromising ima...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gallbladder polyps
Gallbladder polyps are growths of tissue within the organ. The vast majority are harmless, but some may become cancerous. Here, find out more about symptoms, complications, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers to present study findings at American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic physicians will present findings at the American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 25-30 in San Antonio. Findings to be presented are: Patients with microscopic colitis do not have reduced risk of developing colon polyps Cross-sectional studies have suggested that patients with microscopic colitis have a lower risk than [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - October 28, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

AI is a Big Part of Cleveland Clinic ’s 2019 MIS
CLEVELAND – Two words dominated much of the program agenda for Cleveland Clinic’s 2019 Medical Innovation Summit (MIS) on Tuesday – Artificial Intelligence. From a keynote address from Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO, and former Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft to a session discussing companies with non-traditional approaches to healthcare, the topic of AI was discussed. But is AI just the latest fad in healthcare? Is it fully-defined? And are there real-world examples to look to, to see AI in action? Richard Zane, MD CIO of University of Colorado ...
Source: MDDI - October 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health 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

Medical News Today: Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on
New research finds that exercising daily in adolescence and adulthood reduces the risk of developing adenomatous polyps at an older age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Continuous Anticoagulants + Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
Findings seen among patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Continuous Anticoagulants & #43; Cold Snare Polypectomy Noninferior
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 -- For patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants, continuous administration of anticoagulants (CA) with cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is noninferior to periprocedural heparin bridging (HB)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 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

Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists Surgeons Find Polyps as Well as Endoscopists
Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Surgeons as Good as Endoscopists at Finding Polyps Surgeons as Good as Endoscopists at Finding Polyps
Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding Endoscopic Clip Closure After Large Polyp Resection in Right Colon Reduces Bleeding
Endoscopic clip closure after resection of large sessile polyps in the proximal colon reduced the risk of post-procedure bleeding in a multicenter randomized trial, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Embracing the Cold Snare Polypectomy Revolution Embracing the Cold Snare Polypectomy Revolution
Dr David Johnson highlights some easy-to-apply tips for using this innovative approach for resecting small colorectal polyps.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps Optical Technologies Unreliable at Diagnosing Pre-Cancerous Colorectal Polyps
The accuracy of optical technologies in differentiating cancerous from benign tissue is"insufficient" for most routine clinical applications, including diagnosing pre-cancerous colorectal polyps, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Pill, That ’s a Device, That Delivers a Drug!
Rani Therapeutics just achieved one of its most significant milestones since it was spun out of InCube Lab in 2012. The San Jose, CA-based company just finished conducting the first human study of its “robotic capsule” set to replace injections. Previously the device, which administers a pharmaceutical through a digestible pill, had been tested in more than 100 animal models. The human study was conducted at a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Texas under the Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval. There were two sub-groups, one cohort was fed and another fasted. Each subject ...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Check-Cap ’ s cancer screening capsule will have U.S. study
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said its X-ray-enabled, colorectal cancer-screening capsule will have a pilot study in the United States. The Isfiya, Israel-based startup makes the C-Scan System, an ingestible capsule used to detect precancerous polyps without the need for laxatives or an invasive procedure. The C-Scan system uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control, and recording system, and proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon. It received approval from Israel’s Ministry of Health Medical Device division (AMAR) and the CE Mark...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Implants News Well Oncology Research & Development Check-Cap FDA New York University Source Type: news

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy - proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Low-dose aspirin can lower your risk for colon cancer but fewer than half the people who already have polyps aren’t taking it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Aspirin is underused to reduce the risk for colorectal cancer among patients with advanced colorectal polyps, according to a study recently published in The American Journal of Medicine. Noting that the U.S. Preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too few patients adopt the regimen, new research shows. Advanced colon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aspirin to prevent colon cancer underutilized in high-risk patients
(Florida Atlantic University) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To explore whether high risk patients are adhering to USPSTF guidelines, FAU researchers analyzed data from structured interviews with 84 patients and found that less than half (42.9 percent) reported taking aspirin. These findings pose major challenges that require multifactorial approaches by physicians and patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fidarestat prevents high-fat diet-induced intestinal polyps in ApcMin/+ mice
(Bentham Science Publishers) Recent epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that obesity is a major risk factor for Colorectal Cancer (CRC). Regular intake of high fat-containing diet can promote obesity and metabolic syndrome by increasing the insulin resistance and inflammatory response which contribute to carcinogenesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pseudopolyps Not Associated With Greater Colorectal Cancer Risk Pseudopolyps Not Associated With Greater Colorectal Cancer Risk
Post-inflammatory polyps (PIPs) are not associated with colorectal neoplasia (CRN) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Post-Inflammatory Polyps Not Linked to Colorectal Neoplasia
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- For patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), post-inflammatory polyps (PIPs) are associated with greater severity and extent of colon inflammation and higher rates of colectomy, but not with development of colorectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: When can you stop colon cancer screening?
Colon cancer screening: At what age can you stop? People older than 75 who have been getting regular colon cancer screening since age 50 and who have had consistently negative screenings ? no polyps or colon cancer, and who are not at an increased risk of colon cancer because of family history, may not need [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries 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

Check-Cap wins conditional IDE approval for C-Scan pilot study
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today it won conditional approval from the FDA for its investigational device exemption application to launch a pilot study of its C-Scan system. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is designed as an alternative to standard colon cancer screening methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. The conditional approval will require Check-Cap to provide additional information to the FDA, but will allow the company to being enrolling patients immedi...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Check-Cap Source Type: news

Wendy Atkin obituary
Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide“Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wendy Atkin, professor of gastrointestinal epidemiology atImperial College London, who has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged 71, it is fully deserved. Its impact will be felt by millions. The trial was the first in the world to show that bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in the UK – could be prevented with a simple, five-minute test.The ex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ara Darzi Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science 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

Treating a rare genetic disorder that causes colon cancer in children
(University of Houston) A University of Houston pharmaceutical scientist is developing a new drug that recycles through the colon to treat children suffering with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, a rare genetic disorder characterized by hundreds -- if not thousands -- of colorectal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How AI could help doctors identify hard-to-spot colon polyps
"Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. but colonoscopies have been found to reduce the risk of death from the disease by 70 percent or more by detecting cancer early. But doctors don ’t always find every polyp. As a gastroenterologist, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook knows all too well that colon polyps can be tough to spot. But a new high-tech tool may be able to help doctors spot them. " (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news