Colorectal Cancer Updates 2012

Colorectal cancer risk extends down family line, study shows

Friday, November 2, 2012

Researchers have known that first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer patients are at higher risk of the disease, but a new study shows second- and third-degree relatives also are more likely to develop cancer or polyps. Researchers presenting at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting said the findings also suggest a need to expand screening recommendations for first-degree relatives. Medscape (free registration)

The Facts Hispanics Need to Know About Colon Cancer

Monday, September 24, 2012

Each year more than 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer and approximately 50,000 will die from the disease. All men and women are at risk for colon cancer. However, because of disproportionate screening rates, minorities, including Hispanics, are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer in advanced stages.

Given Imaging stumbles with its colonoscopy pill

Friday, August 10, 2012

Despite improvements to the pill cam, the manufacturer admits the rate of false negatives is still too high to consider the camera-in-a-capsule a replacement for colonoscopy.

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