Tag: colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal Polyps Often Recur After Incomplete Resection

When gastroenterologists resect polyps during colonoscopy, they may inadvertently leave some neoplastic tissue behind. Biopsies from resection margins sometimes contain polyp remnants, even after a...

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An antibody-based multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy....

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

Vision Impairment Tied to Less Use of Cancer Screenings by Older Adults

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with vision impairment are less likely to receive recommended breast and colon cancer screenings than peers without vision problems, a...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

Delayed Cancer Screening Could Cause Increase in Deaths

Delays in colorectal cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to higher rates of advanced-stage cancer and death, according to a new study....

Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Treating hypertension with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) was associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, according to findings from...