Vitamin D May Help To Prevent Colorectal Cancer In Young People
The new study finds an association between dietary intake of vitamin D and a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer or polyps in people under 50. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Recurrence Up With Incomplete Resection of Colorectal Polyps
Segments with incomplete resection have increased risk for any metachronous neoplasia, advanced neoplasia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Incomplete Polyp Removal During Colonoscopy Can Bring Cancer Danger
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- Colonoscopy screening can help prevent colon cancer by allowing doctors to find and remove potentially pre-cancerous growths called polyps. But if they fail to get the whole growth, the odds of a recurrence are high, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recurrence Up With Incomplete Resection of Colorectal Polyps
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- The risk for future neoplasia and advanced neoplasia is increased in colon segments after incomplete resection of neoplastic polyps, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Heiko... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection
Compared with complete resection, incomplete resection substantially increases the likelihood that a polyp will be found during follow-up colonoscopy, research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas
The US Multi-Society Task Force currently recommends EMR-T for large nonpedunculated colorectal polyps, but real-world effectiveness remains unknown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer: UVA Health Expert Helps Develop New National Screening Guidelines
(University of Virginia Health System) Most Americans should get screened for colorectal cancer beginning at age 45 instead of age 50, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which includes UVA Health's Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH. This recommendation applies to Americans without symptoms who do not have a history of colorectal polyps or a personal or family health history of genetic disorders that increase the risk of colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CRC Risk Up in First-Degree Relatives of Patients With Polyps
WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 -- First-degree relatives of patients with precursor lesions for colorectal cancer (CRC) have an increased risk of CRC, according to a study published online May 4 in The BMJ. Mingyang Song, M.D., from the Harvard T. H. Chan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF lowers starting age for colon cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released a colon cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF's 2016 CT colonography guidance boosts screening rates CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Relatives' Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 -- Having close relatives with colon polyps— which can be precursors of cancer— could mean that you have a higher risk for colon cancer, researchers say. Colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intestinal polyps in close relatives can increase risk of colorectal cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) Cancer of the colon and rectum is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and has in recent years affected growing numbers of young people. In the largest registry study to date, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Harvard University in the USA demonstrate a possible connection between colorectal polyps in close relatives and the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The study, which is published in The British Medical Journal, is of potential consequence for different countries' screening procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions
The GI Genius works in conjunction with an endoscope during colonoscopy, highlighting possible polyps.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

USPSTF's 2016 CT colonography guidance boosts screening rates
The 2016 update by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) of its C...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Colorectal cancer screening remains important
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48, and although I am a bit overweight, I am in otherwise good health. At my recent annual checkup, I was asked about my family's colorectal cancer history. After sharing that my father had colon polyps removed at some point in his life, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I am [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Rectal cancer -- risk factors, prevention and treatment
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about rectal cancer, including risk factors, prevention and treatment. Colon cancer and rectal cancer often are referred to together as colorectal cancer. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CTC is most effective way to detect advanced neoplasia
CT colonography (CTC) with a polyp size threshold of ≥ 10 mm is mor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI Algorithm May Differentiate Polyps on CT Colonography
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Machine learning-based image analysis facilitates noninvasive differentiation of benign and premalignant colorectal polyps with computed tomography (CT) colonography, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Colon cancer screening
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about colon cancer screening. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous clumps of cells called polyps. Over time, some of these polyps can become colon cancers. Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study: Machine learning method accurately spots premalignant colon polyps
A machine learning algorithm accurately identifies premalignant colorectal polyps on CT scans, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Radiology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy fo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 Lack of Medicare CTC coverage affects people of color One-day training boosts readers' CTC performance Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine learning method identifies precancerous colon polyps
(Radiological Society of North America) A machine learning algorithm helps accurately differentiate benign and premalignant colorectal polyps on CT colonography scans, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lung Transplant Recipients at Heightened Risk of Colorectal Polyps Lung Transplant Recipients at Heightened Risk of Colorectal Polyps
Lung transplant patients are at increased risk of developing colorectal adenomas in the first few years after transplantation, possibly warranting enhanced surveillance for colorectal cancer, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

What Causes Polyps in the Colon?
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Task Force Recommends Best Practices for Malignant Colorectal Polyps Task Force Recommends Best Practices for Malignant Colorectal Polyps
Endoscopists should look for features of deep submucosal invasion and should retrieve, handle, and submit specimens in ways that support thorough and accurate pathologic assessment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Predicting colorectal cancer risk among average risk persons
(Regenstrief Institute) Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine research scientists have developed and tested one of the first U.S.-based models to predict personal risk for advanced precancerous polyps and colon cancer in average risk individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High-Risk Patients Not Aware of Needed Colonoscopy Intervals
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 -- Many patients with biopsy-confirmed advanced colorectal polyps are unaware of their need for repeat colonoscopy as well as the proper surveillance interval, according to a study recently published in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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 28, 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 27, 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