Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rate of missed adenomas >5 mm similarly low for BBPS 2, 3

(HealthDay)—The rate of missed adenomas larger than 5 mm is similarly low for men with Boston Bowel Prep Scale (BBPS) scores of 2 or 3, according to a study published in the February issue of Gastroenterology.

Oncology & Cancer

The colon has a safety mechanism that restricts tumor formation

Colon cancer development starts with the formation of benign tumours called adenomas. It is estimated that between 30% and 50% of people over 50 will develop one of these tumours. These adenomas or polyps are the pre-cancerous ...

Oncology & Cancer

Estimating the risk of bowel cancer

Polyps in the mucosa of the colon are a common finding during screening colonoscopies. Some sub-groups of polyps are classed as precursors of bowel cancer. Until now, it has not been possible to precisely estimate the risk ...

Oncology & Cancer

Serum miR-21 putative biomarker for colorectal cancer

(HealthDay)—The oncogenic microRNA (miRNA) miR-21 is a potential biomarker for detection and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

New colonoscope provides ground-breaking view of colon

A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week(DDW). Additional research focuses on optimizing the minimal withdrawal ...

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