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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

Mortality rates are rising for colon cancer — but only for white Americans
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans under 55
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while falling in older generations. On Tuesday, after delving further into the data, she and her co-authors identified “a true and perplexing escalation in disease occurrence.” In a […]Related:FDA cracks down on company marketing ‘three-parent’ babiesDeaths from drug overdoses soared in the first nine months of 2016FDA to step up targeting of fentanyl, other synthetic opioids at postal facilities...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the deadliest cancers is killing more adults under 55
Adults in the United States are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate about age 50, when they should just be beginning screenings, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All 80 - , 90 - Year - Olds With Rectal Cancer Are Treated
African - American race and residence in a less educated county associated with not receiving tx (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Do All Patients with Rectal Cancer Need Surgery? Gastro and Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome on the rise (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Obesity in Teens Ups Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood
Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Obese teenagers are up to 71% more likely to get cancer
Researchers from the Rabin Medical Center and the Tel Aviv University found that adolescent women who are obese double their risk of developing rectal cancer in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer warning: THIS factor may fuel disease - it could be as dangerous as DIET
BOWEL cancer - also known as colon or rectal cancer - is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectal Cancer Response to Preop Tx Doesn't Rule Out Nodal Disease Rectal Cancer Response to Preop Tx Doesn't Rule Out Nodal Disease
Rectal cancer patients who have a complete clinical response (ypT0) to neoadjuvant chemoradiation (NCR) may still have nodal disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Salvage Surgery Prolonged Survival for Select Patients after TME for Rectal Cancer
Salvage surgery is associated with prolonged survival in patients with rectal cancer who have lung and liver recurrence after TME. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Gastrointestinal Cancer News Source Type: news

What Not To Say To Someone With Cancer, In One Comic
As if having cancer isn’t awful enough, many of the things people say ― however well-meaning ― can really sting. Most friends and family are likely coming from a good place when they offer their sympathy or advice to someone with the disease. But as artist Matthew Mewhorter, who dealt with cancer himself, points out, these platitudes often don’t have their intended effect. “I don’t want them to feel pity or guilt, but just be better informed,” he told HuffPost. “There’s so much misinformation about the cancer experience in the media and Hollywood, which has a negative effe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rectal cancer victim discovered disease after declutter
Michelle Forde, from Cork, Ireland, had been suffering from a lack of energy, bursts of acne and bleeding when she went to the toilet - but had put her symptoms down to her stressful job. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Low-Lying Early Rectal Cancer
This video examines the treatment of patients with low-lying rectal cancer and explores options such as neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, which could improve the efficacy of surgery. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Julio Garcia-Aguilar, MD, PhD Tags: Videos Gastrointestinal Cancers Source Type: news

Watch-and-Wait for Some Rectal Cancer Patients After Chemoradiation Watch-and-Wait for Some Rectal Cancer Patients After Chemoradiation
Among patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who have a clinical complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation, most will not experience tumor regrowth and may avoid radical surgery when a wait-and-watch approach is used, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study examines 'watch-and-wait' approach for people with rectal cancer
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - May 5, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Study examines'watch-and-wait' approach for people with rectal cancer
New study suggests a select group of patients with rectal cancer who undergo chemotherapy and radiation may have low rates of recurrence and good survival rates regardless of whether they go on to have surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study examines 'watch-and-wait' approach for people with rectal cancer
(St. Michael's Hospital) New study suggests a select group of patients with rectal cancer who undergo chemotherapy and radiation may have low rates of recurrence and good survival rates regardless of whether they go on to have surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic vs Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer Laparoscopic vs Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in JAMA Surgery, comparing laparoscopic vs open mesorectal excision surgery for management of patients with rectal cancer.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Nuclear transfer of mitochondrial DNA in colon and rectal cancer
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Patients with colon and rectal cancer have somatic insertions of mitochondrial DNA into the nuclear genomes of the cancer cells, UAB researchers report in the journal Genome Medicine. In a companion paper in Analytical Biochemistry, researchers describe a molecular tool to rapidly detect and analyze insertion of mitochondrial DNA into the genomes of cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Zealand's colorectal cancer rates are on the rise in young adults
(Wiley) A recent analysis found a decrease in the overall incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand, but an increased incidence of rectal cancer in those under 50 years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Protein Expression Predicts Rectal Cancer Outcomes
Best prognostic value from E - cadherin expression + resection growth pattern (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Infraperitoneal Anastomosis Drainage After Rectal Excision Infraperitoneal Anastomosis Drainage After Rectal Excision
The use of pelvic drainage after rectal excision for rectal cancer remains controversial. Does the evidence support this practice?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Short-Course RT With Delayed Surgery Viable in Rectal Cancer
No difference in time to recurrence, recurrence-free survival, or overall survival were noted for patients with rectal cancer who underwent one of three different preoperative radiotherapy regimens. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Radiation Oncology Source Type: news

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening
TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 -- If you've got a family history of colon or rectal cancers, you probably need to start screening for these conditions before you turn 50, a cancer expert says. People with a close relative who has had colon or rectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Colorectal cancer rates rising for younger people
A new study has found that rates of colon and rectal cancers have declined overall since the 1980s, but researchers also made a puzzling discovery. Colon and rectal cancer rates have actually gone up for people in their 20s and 30s. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. David Etzioni, a colon and rectal surgeon at?Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Incomplete Neoadjuvant Radiation Linked to Worse Outcomes for Rectal Cancer
Completing a course of preoperative radiotherapy prior to undergoing surgical resection for rectal cancer was associated with improved survival compared with patients who had an incomplete course of radiotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer News Radiation Oncology Source Type: news

New blood-based test could detect all lung cancer types
A chest X-ray showing a tumor in the lung. [Image from Wikipedia]Exact Sciences and the Mayo Clinic recently collaborated on a blood-based lung cancer test that researchers say has shown high accuracy for detecting all stages of lung cancer. “These results reveal an opportunity to detect lung cancer from a simple blood draw,” said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences, in a news release. “Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic is efficiently identifying biomarkers for additional cancer applications on the same technology platform as Cologuard.” Exact Sciences (Madison, Wis.) cu...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Oncology Research & Development American Association for Cancer Research Exact Sciences lung cancer Mayo Clinic MedTech Source Type: news

Lifestyle choices condition colon and rectal cancer risk more than genetics
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Researchers from IDIBELL have issued the first predictive risk model of colon and rectal cancer based on Spanish data that combines genetic and lifestyle information. Their work highlights the importance of improving lifestyle to reduce the risk of colon cancer and suggests to fine tune the current screening method by combining lifestyle and genetic information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Early vs Late Closure of Ileostomy in Rectal Cancer Patients Early vs Late Closure of Ileostomy in Rectal Cancer Patients
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Annals of Surgery, that examined whether the early closure of a diverting ileostomy in patients with rectal cancer in beneficial.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising Sharply Among Young Americans
This study didn’t measure why colorectal cancer was rising in younger people, but the scientists did dive into past research on the subject to came up with a few theories.  Colorectal cancer risk is linked to excess body weight, cigarette smoking and the consumption of lots of alcohol and highly processed meat. At the same time, eating little fiber and a sedentary lifestyle are also linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer. While it’s true that younger generations smoke and drink less than baby boomers, they also weigh more, and at younger ages. This prolonged obesity could be a clue, Siegel and her co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer cases in young adults on the rise
Younger Americans are now facing a higher risk of getting colon and rectal cancer, according to a new study. New cases are striking adults in their 20s and 30s, while cases among Americans 55 and older are declining. Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising in Young People
Scientists are reporting a sharp rise in colorectal cancers in adults as young as their 20s and 30s, though the reasons are unclear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Age, Chronological Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Born in the '90s? Your risk for colon cancer is up
Colon and rectal cancer rates are rising sharply for Americans under 55, despite progress made for older adults. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Born in the '90s? Your colon cancer risk could be rising
Colon and rectal cancer rates are rising sharply for Americans under 55, according to a study published today. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer rates rising sharply among Gen X and millennials
Rates of colon and rectal cancer, which overall have been declining for decades in the United States, are instead rising sharply among young and middle-aged adults, according to a new study that startled researchers and is sparking questions about whether screening should start earlier than age 50. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the […]Related:Childhood cancer survivors benefit from reduced radiation treatmentCDC biosafety lab air hoses were not certified for breathable airThese 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials
TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Americans in their early 50s and younger -- Gen Xers and millennials -- are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports. And this may portend an overall increase in colon and rectal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials
(American Cancer Society) ACS investigators find that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Open Surgery May Be Better in Some With Rectal Cancer Open Surgery May Be Better in Some With Rectal Cancer
Pooled data suggests that incomplete rectal tumor resection is significantly more likely following a laparoscopic than an open surgical approach, according to French researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASTRO updates guidelines on painful bone metastases
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has published an updated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta to support ASTRO safety initiative ASTRO releases updated APBI guide ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients ASTRO doles out awards for research ASTRO releases updated rectal cancer treatment guide (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment
Short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy, report scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment
(Karolinska Institutet) A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy. The results are presented in the journal The Lancet Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Molecular Differences Between Left-Sided Colon and Rectal Cancers
This video examines a pair of studies that looked at molecular variances and clinical differences between left-sided colon and rectal cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mohamed E. Salem, MD Tags: Conferences/ASCO 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Videos Gastrointestinal Cancers Source Type: news

Still No Clarity in Watch-Wait for Rectal Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Variation in selection, treatment among 679 patients (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

More Data Needed on Watch-and-Wait Strategy for Rectal Cancer
Using a watch-and-wait strategy among a group of highly selected patients with rectal cancer who have undergone neoadjuvant chemoradiation did not appear to compromise outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Conferences/ASCO 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Conference Report Source Type: news

' Watch-and-Wait' Safe in Selected Rectal Cancer Patients'Watch-and-Wait' Safe in Selected Rectal Cancer Patients
In the largest series to date, survival was similar for rectal cancer patients who chose to'watch-and-wait'and for those who underwent surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Is Radical Surgery Needed in Rectal Cancer for All Patients? Is Radical Surgery Needed in Rectal Cancer for All Patients?
For patients who have a complete response to chemoradiation, a debate is ongoing whether or not radical surgery is needed in all cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Want to Lose Weight? Add This One Thing to Your Diet
What are the best ways to lose weight? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora: Learn the secret to losing weight - and improve your overall health at the same time. Fiber. It's not a sexy solution, but it's one that works wonders for maintaining a healthy weight. Beans, vegetables, fruit and grains all contain fiber, which helps keep your digestive tract clean, healthy and at peak function. But, did you know that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news