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Researchers found that colonoscopy is the preferred colon cancer screening method in average-risk women because other screening tools would miss most advanced pre-cancerous polyps. Previous resear ...


The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian ( PLCO ) cancer screening trial is a randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of cancer screening, including the effect of flexible sigmoidoscop ...


A study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, showed that the risk of developing cancer as a result of being exposed to X-rays during computed tomography colonography ( also known as "virtual co ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has cleared Invader UGT1A1 Molecular Assay for in vitro diagnostic use. It is the first pharmacogenetic test to be approved by the FDA for use as a companion dia ...


Use of a simple test, in addition to traditional screening tests, identifies more accurately individuals who might have colorectal cancer. This test, known as an immunochemical faecal occult blood ...


The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer ( CRC ) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylati ...


Colonoscopy is the gold-standard test for investigation of symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer; computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) is an alternative, less invasive test. However, additiona ...


Barium enema is widely available for diagnosis of colorectal cancer despite concerns about its accuracy and acceptability. Computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) might be a more sensitive and accep ...


Intensive follow-up after surgery for colorectal cancer is common practice but is based on limited evidence. Researchers have assessed the effect of scheduled blood measurement of carcinoembryonic ant ...