Search results for "Colorectal cancer"

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Interval cancer after screening colonoscopy more common in black patients than in white patients

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
May 2017

Oral anticoagulants, NSAIDs don't appear to affect FIT accuracy

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
June 2018

MKSAP quiz: 4-month history of dysphagia

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
June 2017

Patient navigators, clinician reminders may improve follow-up after positive fecal blood test

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).
October 2017

Spotlight on IBD sequelae

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
October 2018

Regorafenib now FDA-approved to treat hepatocellular carcinoma

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
May 2017

MKSAP quiz: Colonoscopy after a sessile serrated polyp

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.
April 2017

Antibiotic use in early or middle adulthood associated with colorectal adenoma later in life

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
April 2017

Spotlight on statin therapy

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.
May 2017

Guidance issued on evaluation, treatment of hemorrhoids

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.
March 2018

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