VolitionRx presents at World Congress of GI Endoscopy

VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX) has presented data at the World Congress of GI Endoscopy (ENDO) 2017 conference in Hyderabad, India, from a study that confirms prior test results that the Nu.QTM Colorectal Cancer Screening Triage test reduces the total number of colonoscopy referrals while maintaining high sensitivity for cancer detection. “This is a key clinical milestone in the launch of our Nu.QTM Triage product. This ...

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Intestinal bacteria alter gut and brain function: McMaster study

Research from McMaster University has found that bacteria in the gut impacts both intestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a finding which could lead to new microbiota-directed treatments. The new study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, was led by researchers from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster, Drs. Premysl Bercik and ...

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Tillotts Pharma in Germany Dedicated to Gastrointestinal Health

Tillotts Pharma is strengthening its presence in the German market: the Berlin office was opened in January 2017 under the management of Magdalena Kritikos. The portfolio includes Entocort® for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, Asacol® for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, and VistaPrep® for bowel preparation before endoscopy. With further innovative solutions, the Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases will expand its global footprint with its growing presence in Germany and will continue to work to improve the quality ...

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Landmark Study: Meta-Analysis of 28 Studies Shows Stretta Therapy for GERD Consistently and Significantly Improves Outcomes

Mederi Therapeutics today announced the publication of a meta-analysis of 28 studies, representing 2468 patients who received Stretta Therapy to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study entitled, “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled and Prospective Cohort Efficacy Studies of Endoscopic Radiofrequency for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease“, was published in Surgical Endoscopy. Authors included Ronnie Fass, MD, head of the Esophageal and Swallowing Center, ...

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Colorectal cancer statistics, 2017

Despite dramatic reductions in overall colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, striking disparities by age, race, and tumor subsite remain. That’s according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics and its companion publication, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, published every three years by the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In ...

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