Black patients were more likely than white patients to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer between screening colonoscopies, a recent study found. ... Further research is needed, including about the quality of colorectal cancer screening for black
The accuracy of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for colorectal cancer screening does not appear to be affected by use of oral anticoagulants or aspirin/NSAIDs, according to a recent study. ... Researchers in the Netherlands performed a systematic
Results of a screening colonoscopy 4 years ago were normal. There is no family history of colorectal cancer. ... It is associated with the near-universal presence of gastric fundic gland polyposis, duodenal adenomas, and a personal or family history of
Patient navigation for the follow-up of abnormal results on cancer screening tests costs an additional $275 per patient (95% CI, $260 to $290 per patient).
Compared to the general Swiss population, patients with IBD had no increased risk for malignancy overall (standardized incidence ratio, 0.93; 95% CI, 0.72 to 1.18) or colorectal cancer ... The study authors noted limitations, such as the fact that
Regorafenib, a kinase inhibitor, works by blocking enzymes that promote cancer growth, including those in the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway. ... The drug is also approved to treat colorectal cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumors that
Sessile serrated polyps are thought to be the precursor of approximately 15% of sporadic colorectal cancers. ... Patients with serrated polyposis syndrome are at increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Previous research has found associations between antibiotic use and development of colorectal cancer, which would support the current study's findings. ... It is also possible that the pathogens that necessitated the use of antibiotics could have induced
Statin use was linked to potential benefit in colorectal cancer, chronic liver disease, and cirrhosis in three recent studies. ... The study's primary outcome measures were overall mortality and cancer-specific mortality.
While the majority of patients with hematochezia will not have colorectal cancer, rectal bleeding attributed to hemorrhoids represents the most common missed opportunity to establish a cancer diagnosis,” the guidelines said.