Oncology & Cancer

ASCO: guidelines released for early detection, treatment of CRC

(HealthDay)—Expert guidance has been provided on the early detection of colorectal cancer and on treatment and posttreatment follow-up; the two guidelines were recently published online in the Journal of Global Oncology.

Oncology & Cancer

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women

Offering sigmoidoscopy screening to men and women in Norway reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality in men, but had little or no effect in women. These findings suggest that current guidelines recommending ...

Oncology & Cancer

Marker polyps do not cause cancer

Although serrated polyps usually are associated with colorectal cancer, it turns out that such polyps are themselves not dangerous, according to a Norwegian study released this week in BMJ Gut.

Oncology & Cancer

Screening trial confirms benefit of 'Bowel Scope' test

A new trial of bowel cancer screening using flexible sigmoidoscopy – also known as Bowel Scope – has confirmed the benefits of adding the technique to existing screening programmes. 

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