Items Tagged ‘Colorectal Cancer’

February 20, 2013

Mayo: High-def imaging in colonoscopies turns up a higher rate of precancerous polyps

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Recent studies at the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville suggest that using high-definition imaging tools during colonoscopies reveals potentially precancerous polyps in a higher percentage of individuals at average risk of colorectal cancer than has been found using traditional methods. The study, published in the latest online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of […]

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Tags: adenoma detection, colonoscopies, Colorectal Cancer, Florida Times-Union, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, high-definition imaging


January 9, 2013

Brief Class on Easy-To-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Mayo study shows, Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor’s success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas…Recently, the Mayo Clinic in Florida developed a two-hour course designed to increase a doctor’s ADR rate in order to reduce […]

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Tags: adenomas, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, endoscopsists, HealthCanal


August 24, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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August 24, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations The […]

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Tags: Archives of Internal Medicine, Arizona Republic, CNN, Colorectal Cancer, doctor burnout, Dr. David Warner, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. Michael Joyner, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Tait Shanafelt, Florida Times-Union, John Plewa


July 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Colorectal Cancer Survivor: ‘Timing Is Everything’

By Mystery User

Three years ago, 61-year-old Sharon Tschider from Bismarck, North Dakota, noticed she had bleeding with her bowel movements. Married and the mother of seven children, at first she thought the bleeding was coming from hemorrhoids resulting from her many pregnancies. But after the bleeding continued for two months, she went to her gastroenterologist. He performed […]

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Tags: Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Bruce Wolff, Sharon Tschider


May 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Cancer Test Firm Exact Sciences, Mayo Clinic Expand Deal

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On Thursday, the Madison, Wis.-based Exact Sciences Corp. announced the new milestone in its long relationship with Mayo Clinic. Exact is best known for Cologuard, a stool-based DNA test for colorectal cancer that it developed with Mayo Clinic… The test is currently in clinical trials. Mayo Clinic and Exact originally signed a research and licensing […]

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Tags: Cologuard, Colorectal Cancer, Dr. David Ahlquist, Exact Sciences Corp, Post-Bulletin Blog


April 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Optimal Gene Targets for New Colon Cancer Test

By Mystery User

A study presented today by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago identified two genes that are optimal targets to be analyzed in a new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer developed by Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with Exact Sciences Corporation.  The test uses a small sample […]

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Tags: American Association for Cancer Research, Colorectal Cancer, Dr. David Ahlquist, Exact Sciences, methylation


March 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Musician Battles Stage IV Colon Cancer

By Mystery User

Wade Hayes, the country musician best known for his No. 1 hit “Old Enough to Know Better,” spent Thanksgiving in the hospital. His intestine had collapsed in on itself — a condition called intussusception. Intussusception blocks food and liquid from passing through the intestine and cuts off the blood supply to the rest of the […]

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Tags: Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Paul Limburg, intussusception, Wade Hayes


March 1, 2012 · Leave a Comment

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Shows Promise

By Mystery User

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.—more than 143,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease and almost 52,000 will die from it this year, according to National Cancer Institute estimates…However, an investigational, noninvasive, in-home screening test, developed by Exact Sciences in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, currently shows promise as a potential […]

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Tags: Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Robert Hardi, Exact Sciences, gastroenterologist, investigational noninvasive in-home screening test, National Cancer Institute


December 14, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Aspirin Wards Off Colorectal Cancer Death

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Many previous studies have shown that regular use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduces the risk of developing colorectal cancer, but a new study is among the first to indicate that aspirin can also improve survival in patients who have already been diagnosed with colorectal cancers. This news comes from Andrew Chan, […]

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Tags: Aspirin, Colorectal Cancer


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