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FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.13]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the...

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2014.08.13]
Title: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Category: Health News
Created: 8/12/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and rate of death
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.12]
Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study...

Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening by African Americans revealed in a Veterans Affairs healthcare network
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.08]
According to researchers in California, African Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening is low and the use of colonoscopy infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a...

Task force recommends genetic testing of tumor for colorectal cancer patients
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.07]
US Multi-Society Task Force releases consensus statement on genetic evaluation and management of lynch syndrome.Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S.

Gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.07]
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment...

Could chili peppers reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.04]
A study from UC-San Diego School of Medicine found that mice fed capsaicin - the active ingredient in chili peppers - had lower tumor growth in the gut and increased lifespan.

Innovative methodology enables non-coding DNA to be decoded in colorectal cancer
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.25]
Cancer is a disease of the genome resulting from a combination of genetic modifications (or mutations).

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.21]
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear.

Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Source: MedicineNet Rectal Bleeding Specialty [2013.06.07]
Title: Colorectal Cancer Pictures Slideshow: Understanding Cancer of the Colon
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/21/2009 12:59:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

Antidepressants might reduce risk of colorectal cancer
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) might inhibit the growth of colorectal tumors according to The Lancet Oncology.

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2014.08.16]
(MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include salt and hypertension, chikungunya in the U.S., flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and body mass index and cancer.

Where Will Cologuard Fit Into CRC Screening?
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.08.15]
Yet another colorectal cancer (CRC) screening option is now available, but will Cologuard be more used than other noninvasive tests?
Medscape Medical News

Mix of Kudos and Caution for Fecal DNA Test
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.08.14]
(MedPage Today) -- The newly approved DNA screening test for colorectal cancer received props from clinicians and researchers, who nonetheless cited continued patient aversion as the biggest obstacle to more effective screening.

'Vanished' in US, Sigmoidoscopy Saves Lives in Norway
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2014.08.12]
Colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy cuts incidence and deaths, according to yet another major trial.
Medscape Medical News

DNA Test Wins FDA, CMS Approval at Same Time
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2014.08.12]
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The first-ever DNA-based screening test for colorectal cancer has received FDA approval and preliminary approval for Medicare coverage of the test.

Racial Disparity in CRC Screening Despite Similar Access
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2014.08.11]
Colorectal cancer screening, particularly colonoscopy, is low in blacks despite similar access to care across races in a Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
Medscape Medical News

Could resistant starch reduce red meat cancer risk?
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.08.04]
The colorectal cancer risk that comes with a diet high in red meat could be reduced by the consumption of a particular starch, researchers have found.

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