DOCTORS URGE PATIENTS TO EMBRACE LIFESAVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

ASGE’s theme for National Colorectal Cancer Month The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) again this year to ask people age 50 and older to embrace colorectal cancer (CRC) screening as part of their wellness plan. ASGE represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening. The 2017 partnership is a part ...

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CORI² Endoscopy Software Offers New Pediatrics Module Based on Data From Nearly 100,000 Pediatric Procedures

Building on an unprecedented level of clinical data as well as the direct feedback of doctors from around the world, the Clinical Outcomes Reporting Informatics (CORI2) software offers a one-of-a-kind module designed specifically with pediatric patients in mind. Featuring over 20 unique pediatric enhancements, the CORI2 software is leading the way in patient-focused quality management software. “Pediatric endoscopy can present a ...

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Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

Study examines how microbes can influence microRNA to trigger tumor growth Gut microbes can influence the growth of colon cancer, though little is known about how they trigger the disease. A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific ...

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UT Southwestern Scientists Identify Mechanisms Behind Harmful Changes in the Gut’s Bacterial Balance During Inflammation

A study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has uncovered key molecular pathways behind the disruption of the gut’s delicate balance of bacteria during episodes of inflammatory disease.   “A deeper understanding of these pathways may help in developing new prevention and treatment strategies for conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and certain gastrointestinal infections and colorectal cancers,” ...

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Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

oung and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Colorectal cancer is the third ...

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