AI colonoscopies may produce smarter results, save lives, doctors say
New test uses artificial intelligence to spot polyps, where all colorectal cancers begin. CBS News' Chris Martinez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Colonoscopies More Accurate
BOSTON (CBS) – Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and now doctors in California are using artificial intelligence to make colonoscopies more accurate and help save lives. AI colonoscopies would not replace routine colonoscopies, which most people need to get every 10 years starting at age 45 or 50 depending on whom you ask, but this new technology can help doctors identify polyps that they might otherwise miss. Polyps are growths that can turn into cancer but if removed early can prevent cancer from growing. The artificial intelligence uses an algorithm, analyzing 98 images ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen AI colonoscopy Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Nine ways research could save the NHS money
This highlight provides nine treatments and initiatives that are cost effective for the NHS including weight loss surgery, misaligned shoulder fractures, rotavirus vaccine, public health interventions, oxygen levels for acute bronchiolitis in children, routine replacement of intravenous cannulae, behavioural activation, oral surgery in primary care, and uterine polyps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACG: Focus on the Practical at Annual Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Topics will range from gluten contamination to artificial intelligence for polyp detection (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Check-Cap touts interim post-CE Mark C-Scan study results
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) today released interim results from the post-CE Mark approval study of its C-Scan system version 3, touting the device’s ability to detect polyps in un-prepped colons. 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 study aimed to assess the safety and clinical performance of the C-Scan system version 3 in detecting polyps, Check-cap said. Da...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Oncology Check-Cap Source Type: news

Computer - Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps
Diagnosing, but leaving these polyps can save time and, likely, costs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Computer-aided colonoscopy can reliably diagnose small polyps that do not need to be removed, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yuichi Mori, M.D., Ph.D., from the Showa... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A deep look at nasal polyps offers insights into allergic diseases
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with collaborators from the Broad Institute and MIT, have used some of the most advanced sequencing technology to peer into nasal polyps, gleaning new insights not only into this condition but also the severe form of inflammation that may lead to other disorders, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic eczema. The team's findings are published Aug. 22, 2018 online in Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Deep Look at Nasal Polyps Offers Insights into Allergic Diseases
Using advanced sequencing technology, investigators find dramatically altered cells and other clues about inflammatory diseases (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 22, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps
A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Targeting Inflammation Slows STK11 Mutation-Driven Polyp Growth
A study shows that LKB1 deficiency in T cells increases gastrointestinal polyposis development. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

AI Improves Colonoscopy Diagnostics in Prospective Trial AI Improves Colonoscopy Diagnostics in Prospective Trial
Artificial intelligence performs extremely well in the diagnosis of diminutive nonneoplastic polyps in the distal colon, allowing endoscopists to safely diagnose them and leave them alone.Medscape Medical Ethics (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AI Permits Diagnose-and-Leave Plan for Small Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Real-time CAD endocytoscopy had pathologic prediction rate of 98.1%, with a negative predictive value of up to 96.4 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inside Hologic ’ s evolving definition of women ’ s healthcare
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), known in the medtech industry for its mammography and diagnostics devices, is rethinking what it means to be a women’s healthcare company. The 6,000-person company wants to expand its reach to include products that care for women’s well-being, as well as their health – a concept that Dr. Edward Evantash honed when he led the Ob/Gyn division at Tufts Medical Center. “The beauty of being an Ob/Gyn is that you really take care of women throughout the continuum of their lifecycle,” Evantash, Hologic’s medical director & VP of global medical affairs, told MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Uterine polyps rarely are cancerous
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a few small uterine polyps that my health care provider says are not likely to be cancerous and that I could be reevaluated in six months to see if further testing is needed. Is it common for uterine polyps to turn into cancer? I am 49. ANSWER: It is rare [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

LKB1 deficiency in T cells promotes the development of gastrointestinal polyposis
Germline mutations in STK11, which encodes the tumor suppressor liver kinase B1 (LKB1), promote Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS), a cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by the development of gastrointestinal (GI) polyps. Here, we report that heterozygous deletion of Stk11 in T cells (LThet mice) is sufficient to promote GI polyposis. Polyps from LThet mice, Stk11+/– mice, and human PJS patients display hallmarks of chronic inflammation, marked by inflammatory immune-cell infiltration, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation, and increased expression of inflammatory factors asso...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Poffenberger, M. C., Metcalfe-Roach, A., Aguilar, E., Chen, J., Hsu, B. E., Wong, A. H., Johnson, R. M., Flynn, B., Samborska, B., Ma, E. H., Gravel, S.- P., Tonelli, L., Devorkin, L., Kim, P., Hall, A., Izreig, S., Loginicheva, E., Beauchemin, N., Siegel Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of a polyp of the cervix?
Cervical polyps are small growths on the cervix. They may cause symptoms that include spotting between periods or bleeding after sexual intercourse or menopause. Causes may include high estrogen levels or chronic inflammation. It is possible to remove polyps surgically, and they do not usually return. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discover
(University of Kansas) University of Kansas scientists discovered that polyps have no qualms about treating a nonrelated individual like part of the family. This goes way beyond sharing meals or even a roof. Polyps of the marine hydrozoan Ectopleura larynx allow nonrelated individuals to fuse their bodies to the familial colony and share what is essentially skin and a stomach. The findings appeared yesterday   in the journal Evolution Letters.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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

Medical News Today: What to know about bladder polyps
Bladder polyps occur when abnormal cells grow in the bladder. Polyps can have no symptoms, though some people have symptoms similar to a urinary tract infection. Polyps can be benign or cancerous. Read on to find out about the symptoms and causes of polyps in the bladder, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

AI Detects Polyps Better Than Colonoscopists AI Detects Polyps Better Than Colonoscopists
A machine-learning model helps expert reviewers identify more polyps than they would without the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate Blue-Dye Tablet During Bowel Prep Boosts Polyp Detection Rate
Swallowing a tablet of delayed-release methylene blue during bowel preparation for colonoscopy increases detection of adenomas, particularly hard-to-detect ones that are flat or subtle, according to results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News 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

Adding Blue Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection
Spotting polyps during a colonoscopy can be tricky, particularly when they're flat or small (under 5 millimeters), one expert in the United States said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Medical News Today: Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?
Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Sinus Implant Launches During Start of Strong Allergy Season
Intersect ENT is launching its Sinuva Sinus Implant, a new approach to treating nasal polyp disease in adult patients who have had previous sinus surgery.  The Menlo Park, CA-based company said nearly 635,000 Americans have gone through these surgeries and are looking for treatments to cure side effects. Sinuva’s targeted launch comes at an opportune time – right in the middle of allergy season. “We were really looking at the launch regardless of the time of year,” Susan Stinson, general manager at Intersect ENT, told MD+DI. “The timing however, we believe works out very much in our ...
Source: MDDI - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Intersect ENT launches Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) launched its steroid-releasing sinus implant, Sinuva, in the U.S. today. The company’s drug-eluting device is designed to treat nasal polyp disease in patients who have undergone previous sinus surgery. Sinuva is placed during a routine doctor’s office visit and releases an anti-inflammatory steroid, mometasone furoate, directly to the patient’s nasal polyps for up to 90 days. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT launches Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat intersectent 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