Medical News Today: What to know about colon polyps
Colon polyps are common, especially in those over 50 years of age. Most colon polyps are harmless, though some can become cancerous. A doctor can diagnose colon polyps with a series of exams. Learn how they treat colon polyps and how to prevent them. Plus, use a 3-D body map to get a better picture of colon polyps. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A blood test for leukemia? Genetic changes in the blood can be spotted five years before
The findings by British and Canadian scientists could be a game-changer for the hard-to-treat cancer, allowing doctors to monitor patients' risks in the same way that polyps can be red flags for colon cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colon cancer: Scientists find new predisposition mechanism
New research finds a novel mechanism that genetically predisposes some people to the development of colon polyps and potentially cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

High BMI, Male Gender Predict Colon Polyps in Younger Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chronic kidney disease also a risk factor, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 7, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Announces U.S. Deal To Distribute Third Eye(R) Panoramic(TM) Imaging System For Colon Cancer Screening
Provides 'Panoramic' View to Detect Potentially Cancerous Polyps Standard Colonoscopes May Not See MONTVALE, N.J., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in diagnostic and therapeu... Devices, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Distribution PENTAX Medical, Avantis Medical Systems, Third Eye, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA nod for DiLumen IS endoscopic scissors
Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen IS endolumenal interventional scissors, now indicated for cutting, dissecting and cauterizing tissue within the digestive tract during endoscopic procedures. The Westport, Conn.-based company touted the sterile, single-use disposable, monopolar electrosurgical device as the fourth it’s developed, and said that it and its recently cleared DiLumen CT are intended to help improve access and therapy in the colon and reduce the need for surgical interventions. The recently cleared C2  is a second-gen Endolumenal interventional platform designed to en...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

Bringing AI to Colorectal Cancer Screening
Freenome is looking to build a diagnostic test that can learn from its mistakes. The South San Francisco, CA- based company is using artificial intelligence to improve colorectal cancer screening. To do this, Freenome has initiated AI-EMERGE, a clinical study for the AI-Genomics blood test, which will collect samples from up to 3,000 patients in the U.S. and Canada. Freenome CEO, Gabe Otte said the infusion of AI is a natural step in the evolution of diagnostics that should have been taken years ago. “If you look at the traditional molecular diagnostic tests that are out there – the PSA tests for example &ndash...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Blue dye tablet helps identify polyps during colonoscopy
(Digestive Disease Week) Ingestion of a blue dye tablet during bowel prep for colonoscopy could be a significant advance in the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). When used in conjunction with colonoscopy, the blue dye increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) by nearly 9 percent, according to a study scheduled for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5 times greater for those with advanced polyps, compared to people without such growths. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
Title: Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- The type of colon polyp that's spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps -- also called adenomas -- can be labeled advanced or non-advanced, explained... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CRC Polyps May Allow for Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Premalignant Lesions
Colorectal carcinomas in LS patients appear in background of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, show a unique immune profile, and response to immunotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Check-Cap closes $20m Series C
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said yesterday it closed an offering of Series C shares and warrants, raising approximately $20.2 million in total. In the offering, the Isfiya, Israel-based company floated approximately 3.2 million units for $5.50 per unit, with each unit in the offering consisting of a single ordinary share or ordinary share equivalent and a Series C warrant to purchase one ordinary share. The offering also included an underwriter’s option for an additional 478,407 shares and Series C warrants to purchase up to 478,407 shares, which was exercised in full, Check-Cap said. Proceeds from the round are slate...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Check-Cap Source Type: news

Olympus inks co-development deal with Ai4gi for AI-supported colonoscopy solution
Olympus (TYO:7733) said today it inked a co-development deal with artificial intelligence joint venture Ai4gi which will give Olympus exclusive rights to offer Ai4gi’s AI solution designed for clinical decision support during colonoscopy screening and surveillance procedures. Ai4gi is a joint venture between Imagia and Satis Operations, Tokyo-based Olympus said. The company added that the co-development agreement is intended to improve clinical outcomes during colonoscopy procedures, reduce costs and improve quality of life for patients. “Ai4gi’s solutions to early colon cancer recognition are going ...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Software / IT ai4gi Olympus Source Type: news

Precancerous colon polyps in patients with Lynch syndrome exhibit immune activation
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Colon polyps from patients with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary condition that raises colorectal cancer risk, display immune system activation well before cancer development, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The preclinical research challenges traditional models of cancer immune activation and suggests immunotherapy may be useful for colorectal cancer prevention in certain high-risk groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Identifying characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancer
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 31, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Too much low-grade calcium supplementation linked to increased risk of colon polyps
(Natural News) When scientists set out to find out whether calcium supplements could help reduce the chances of a person developing colon polyps, they were very surprised when they discovered the opposite effect. Their findings are a perfect example of why it’s important to use caution when it comes to using certain supplements. Polyps are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary fibre for the prevention of recurrent colorectal adenomas and carcinomas
This Cochrane Review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that dietary fiber with wheat bran, ispaghula husk, or high fiber sources of food might increase risk of colorectal cancer in patients with history of adenomatous polyps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Could VIAGRA prevent colorectal cancer?
Scientists at Augusta University found that Viagra halved the risk of forming polyps, an abnormal clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that have the potential to turn into cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A small, daily dose of Viagra may reduce colorectal cancer risk
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk in an animal model that is genetically predetermined to have the third leading cause of cancer death, scientists report.Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that may become cancer, says Dr. Darren D. Browning, cancer researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calcium supplements may increase risk of abnormal bowel growths
Calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, may increase the risk of polyps growing in the colon, suggest researchers following a large US trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Calcium and vitamin D supplements may raise risk of polyps
Analysis of data from a large trial found calcium with and without vitamin D raised risk of colorectal polyps 6 –10 years after starting on the supplements. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Up Odds of Colon Polyps
Polyps are not cancerous, but some can eventually turn into cancer if they're not removed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 -- Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon? That's the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily supplement and an increased risk for polyps in the colon. Polyps... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
Title: Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon PolypsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Polyps and Diverticulitis Symptoms and Signs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Polyp Burden Drops With Sulindac/Erlotinib Combo in FAP
Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis have an increased risk for colorectal polyps and cancer; however, treatment with a combination of sulindac and erlotinib reduced their colorectal polyp burden by more than two thirds. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Genetic Disorders News Source Type: news

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria
Individuals with sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) frequently harbor abnormalities in the composition of the gut microbiome; however, the microbiota associated with precancerous lesions in hereditary CRC remains largely unknown. We studied colonic mucosa of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), who develop benign precursor lesions (polyps) early in life. We identified patchy bacterial biofilms composed predominately of Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis. Genes for colibactin (clbB) and Bacteroides fragilis toxin (bft), encoding secreted oncotoxins, were highly enriched in FAP patients’ colonic muc...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dejea, C. M., Fathi, P., Craig, J. M., Boleij, A., Taddese, R., Geis, A. L., Wu, X., DeStefano Shields, C. E., Hechenbleikner, E. M., Huso, D. L., Anders, R. A., Giardiello, F. M., Wick, E. C., Wang, H., Wu, S., Pardoll, D. M., Housseau, F., Sears, C. L. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)
Title: Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 26, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Check-Cap wins CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its C-Scan ingestible sensor capsule designed for colorectal cancer screening. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is desgiend as an alternative to standard colon cancer screaning 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. Physicians can use maps created by the system to identify pre-cancerous polyps and other abnormalities, Check-Cap said. “Achieving CE Mark approval is a si...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Check-Cap Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps
An artificial intelligence (AI) system was able to equal the performance of experienced endoscopists, and surpass that of novice endoscopists, in evaluating digital images of small ( (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colon cancer: APC protein affects immunity by preventing pre-cancerous inflammation
(Institut Pasteur) Adenomatous polyposis coli is a gene whose mutations are associated with a rare, hereditary form of colorectal cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis. Research led by scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have recently demonstrated that mutations to this gene do not only lead to the emergence of colon polyps; they also harm the immune system, leaving it unable to tackle inflammation of the colonic mucosa. This dual impact supports the development of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Treatment TermsColonoscopy Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Rate of Finding Precancerous Polyps Is Key Overview If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer. Content Blocks ContentTo make sure colonoscopies are as effective as possible, gastroenterology professional associations have recommended four ways to measure how well doctors and hospitals perform the screening exams. Before you schedule your colonoscopy, Duke gastroenterologistZiad Gellad, MD, MPH, recommends you ask these questions. Section Features Text ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Deep Learning May Help Detect Colon Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Computer-assisted model warrants further research (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Examining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore benefit from closer surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Colon Polyps
(Symptoms, Causes, Types, Pictures, Cancer Risk) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Check-Cap seeks CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today that it filed for CE-Mark registration of its C-Scan ingestible capsule, designed for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening. Data used to support the EU regulatory submission showed that C-Scan had a 44% sensitivity in the 45 study participants included in an analysis for polyps, with 89% specificity. The company reported that sensitivity strongly correlated to the percentage of the colon scanned – sensitivity was 78% and 100% for participants where greater than 50% and 70% of the colon was scanned, respectively. The 66 patients enrolled in the trial ingested the capsule ...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Check-Cap Source Type: news

Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum Position Statement: Serrated Polyps in the Colon and Rectum
The British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy section presents a position statement providing clinical guidance on management of serrated polyps in the colon and rectum.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Parts of Mediterranean Diet Linked With Reduced Colon Polyp Risk
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is negatively associated with advanced colorectal polyps, and the specific portions of the diet that appear to have the most influence include high intake of fish and fruit and low intake of soft drinks. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients Interval Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher in Black Patients
Many black patients are screened by clinicians with low polyp detection rates, a red flag for poor-quality colonoscopy and missed cancer, the study authors note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news