Navigation Links
Blood Tests May Spot Colon Cancer
Date:9/22/2009

Easier detection method might encourage more people to get screened, experts say,,

TUESDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Simple blood tests may someday become a noninvasive and cost-effective way to detect colon cancer, two new studies suggest.

Researchers were to present studies in Berlin, Germany, on Monday that could offer an alternative to colonoscopy or fecal occult blood tests for diagnosing colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and Europe.

"We have found biomarkers that can be used to screen for colorectal cancer," said Dr. Joost Louwagie, of OncoMethylome Sciences in Liege, Belgium, and lead researcher of one study. "These markers are found in blood, so a regular blood test performed during a regular physical check-up could check for the presence of colorectal cancer."

Louwagie was scheduled to present the finding at the 15th Congress of the European Cancer Organization and 34th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology.

For this study, Louwagie's team took blood samples from 193 colon cancer patients and 688 people without colon cancer who were having colonoscopies. The researchers then looked at various genes linked to cancer to find the best ones to distinguish colon cancer.

The researchers found two genes -- SYNE1 and FOXE1 -- were present in abundance in people with colon cancer, but infrequent in those without the disease.

The sensitivity of the test, that is the number cancers it identified, was 58 percent, and the specificity, the proportion of noncancerous patients it identified, was 90 percent. In a second group of patients, specificity was 56 percent and sensitivity was 91 percent.

For patients with early-stage colon cancer, the sensitivity and specificity were lower, at 41 percent and 80 percent respectively, Louwagie noted.

This test will not replace colonoscopy or fecal occult blood
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Clears Sysmex XE-2100D Hematology Analyzer for Blood Processing Center Quality Control Release Testing
2. Abbott Receives FDA Approval for First Fully Automated Blood Screening Test for HIV-1/HIV-2
3. Bayer Introduces CONTOUR USB - The First Blood Glucose Meter With Unique Plug & Play Diabetes Management Software
4. Novartis Receives FDA Approval for Valturna(R), a Single-Pill Combination of valsartan and aliskiren, to Treat High Blood Pressure
5. African Americans at Significantly Higher Risk of DVT or Blood Clots
6. Haemonetics Signs Comprehensive Agreement with Blood Centers of America
7. ahrq Announces New Video to Help Patients Use Blood Thinner Pills Safely and Effectively
8. Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure
9. Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
10. Rapid-response Technology from NeuroInterventions, Inc. Aims to Quickly Restore Brains Blood Flow After a Stroke
11. Busy Roads Boost Blood Pressure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blood Tests May Spot Colon Cancer 
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 20, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com has ... JustHost are the recommended suppliers for the webmasters ... hosting products. , According to the senior spokesman ... the most affordable hosting products on the market ... offer a variety of online deals when service ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared ... iPage are the most recommended companies for ... (including VPS and cloud hosting) at an affordable price. ... products and service with some of the lowest upfront ... give their loyal customers a lot of options. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... -- Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause ... can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a ... can also cause these types of symptoms, according ... in Maywood, Ill. Rheumatic disorders include autoimmune and ... such as lupus, systemic vasculitis and ankylosing spondylitis. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Drews ... Peter J. Drews, D.D.S., to vice president of the Maine ... the MDA for three years, Dr. Drews has now been ... looking forward to serving his term as vice president and ... October, as well as the First District Caucus in 2015. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Following the completion of a $16 million rooms ... is proud to debut the highly anticipated final phase of ... revamp of all public spaces to match the fresh look ... all-new dining experience at 1823 Kitchen and Bar and an ... introduction of 1823 Kitchen and Bar, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fatcow Awarded As One of the Best Web Hosting Suppliers at Top10bestseohosting.com 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Cheap Joomla Hosting Reviews Unveiled 2Health News:Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report 2Health News:Dr. Drews Elected VP of Maine Dental Association 2Health News:Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel Unveils the Finishing Touches of Its $20 Million Makeover 2
... the use of party pills amid growing concerns about their ... pills could trigger seizures, unfounded fears and even hypothermia. The ... latest finding on the potentially lethal side effects of party ... survive the effects of such pills. ,The ...
... divorce affects a woman both mentally and physically.// ... Institute for Social and Behavioural Research, said: “What we found ... immediate effects on (physical) health, but it did have effects ... health led to effects in physical health.” ,This ...
... upon the idea of listing the calorie content of the ... out consistent portions. Fast-food brands have not been able to ... would make an apology of the fast food concept, which ... table. , ,Commenting on the proposal, John ...
... the anger of children with behavioural problems, says a new ... of 28 boys (10 to 16 years old) studying at ... had fewer violent outbursts while taking daily doses of the ... ,In the six months prior to the trial, students ...
... government officials continue to extol the virtues of the NHS, ... to protest against the policies of the NHS. // ... and increased staff numbers but NHS staff including doctors, nurses, ... of Westminster to protest aginst disastrous policies. ,Pensioners ...
... Prevention (CDC) has decided to include Gardasil , Merck & ... Children program. ,The program is government subsidized and ... vaccine which was approved in June , will be given ... cancer is one of the most common cancers in women ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Wide Differences between NHS staff and ministers 2
(Date:8/19/2014)...   Lincor Inc. today announced an ... New Jersey -based healthcare system ... will deploy Lincor,s PatientLINC technology across its three-hospital ... Hoboken University Medical Center. Lincor,s LINC ... to help hospitals reach new levels of patient ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014  The Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision ... makers who mislead doctors into believing that prescription medicines the ... Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision came after the Supreme ... last year. Heninger Garrison Davis attorneys Lew Garrison ... case, Danny Weeks . The decision won ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... KIRKLAND, Wash. , Aug. 19, 2014 ... solutions, will be exhibiting at the 2014 NPPA Summer ... The company will be showcasing its 340B software products ... leader in 340B splitting solutions, supplying over 400 customers ... a range of 340B solutions including its latest solution, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lincor Announces Agreement With CarePoint Health For State-Of-The-Art Patient Engagement Technology 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4Talyst Exhibits at the NPPA Summer Conference 2
... NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the fourth quarter ... Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will host the call. ... press release to be issued prior to the call. ...
... Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) announced today ... December 31, 2010, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, following the ... an investor conference call and live webcast to provide a ... on Tuesday, March 15, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. ET 2Alexza to Announce 2010 Year-End Financial Results on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2Alexza to Announce 2010 Year-End Financial Results on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3
... camera photomicrographic system can be mounted on ... Leica, Nikon, and Zeiss, making building an ... the Internet easy and fast. Featuring a ... lens. The system records photomicrographic images (2,272 ...
... The AxioCam HR from Carl Zeiss ... microscopy expert. Not only does it generate ... it is also optimally adjusted to work ... the software. What's more it also allows ...
... camera systems for qualified microscopic documentation. The ... images of highest color fidelity, resolution and ... can rely on access to perfect images ... advantages and innovative readout modes make this ...
Coolpix 4500 microscope package includes Coolpix 4500 digital camera, MDC-A relay lens and EH52 AC adapter....
Medicine Products: