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GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... colonoscopy have documented variation in adenoma (benign growth) detection rates between 10 ... quality improvement. One such target is adenoma detection rates of 25 percent or greater for men ... with any-sized polyp, any-sized adenoma, an adenoma one cm or larger in maximum diameter, and ...

Also in the Feb. 10 JNCI

... randomized clinical trials that examined adenoma formation in participants assigned to regular ... Aspirin Associated with Reduction in Colorectal adenoma Risk Data from an observational study ... use and the risk of a diagnosis of colorectal adenoma at their next colonoscopy, on average 4 years ...

Calcium may only protect against colorectal cancer in presence of magnesium

... of calcium only reduced the risk of adenoma recurrence if the ratio of calcium to magnesium ... during treatment. "The risk of colorectal cancer adenoma recurrence was reduced by 32 percent among those ... said Qi. The implications for prevention of adenoma recurrence or reduced risk of primary colorectal ...

Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation

... 30 percent of patients over age 50 with high risk adenoma findings would have been interpreted as normal. High risk adenoma findings were defined according to current post-polypectomy surveillance guidelines as any adenoma 1 cm or larger in size, ...

Cancer prevention: stopping cancer before it can start

... of pancreatic cancer. The adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (APC) trial: Five-year ... and safety results: Abstract LB-141 Colon adenoma prevention with celecoxib, a non-steroidal ... Bertagnolli was the lead researcher on the adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (APC) trial, which ...

Mailman School PH study finds increase in thyroid diseases risk from exposure at Chernobyl

... adolescents have an increased risk of follicular adenoma or benign tumor of the thyroid gland, according ... accident and subsequent risk of follicular adenoma in those exposed at 18 years old or younger. The ... women had a notably higher risk of follicular adenoma compared with men. The Chernobyl accident ...

A surprise 'spark' for pre-cancerous colon polyps

... Wnt/beta-catenin signaling as the initiating event underlying colon adenoma formation following loss of APC, several studies examining human FAP ... beta-catenin dependent intestinal cell proliferation may contribute to adenoma progression, rather than initiation following loss of APC. According ...

The small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the ampulla of vater

... Only two cases of a small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma associated with an adenoma have been described in a retrospective study. There has been no radiology ... the coexistence of a small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and a villous adenoma in the ampulla of Vater. Unfortunately, the patient died of pneumonia 3 ...

Study confirms colorectal cancer screening should start at age 50

... in polyp prevalence with age and a dramatic increase in colorectal adenoma incidence occurring in adults over the age of 50," said Francis M. ... who might merit closer colonoscopic surveillance for subsequent adenoma development. In younger adults, adenomas were more prevalent in ...

Obesity raises risks of serious digestive health concerns

... in Japan examined the effect of body weight on the incidence of colorectal adenoma in 7,963 Japanese patients who underwent colonoscopy between 1991 and ... development of new colorectal adenomas. The incidence rates of colorectal adenoma were 9.3 percent in patients who lost 5 percent or more in body weight; ....

Canary Foundation and American Cancer Society Award Five Postdoctoral Fellowships in Early Cancer Detection

... proteomic analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) colon adenoma tissue, which is already generated during routine diagnostic ... the country, and apply the method to the discovery of biomarkers for adenoma recurrence, a known risk factor for colorectal cancer development. ...

Liver tumors associated with metabolic syndrome differ from other tumors

... Interestingly, the researchers found that among the patients with metabolic syndrome, five cases of liver cancer were associated with liver cell adenoma (a benign liver tumor). "Our results suggest that a significant percentage of hepatocellular carcinoma that developed in the context of metabolic ...

Mail and electronic reminders may increase colon cancer screening

... and Women's Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues studied screening rates and colorectal adenoma (tumor) detection for 21,860 patients (age 50 to 80) of 110 physicians from April 2006 to June 2007. Fifty-five physicians were randomly assigned to ...

Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions

... of all that because it shows two things: One, if you take the NSAID drug for a while and then stop, you won't get a big rebound in terms of adenoma tumor risk. And two, if you don't stop taking an NSAID, but instead continue its use over time, the protective benefit will continue." Baron and ...

Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy

... of Internal Medicine. The team found a wide variance in diagnostic performance between the tests. The sensitivity for accurately spotting an adenoma (suspicious growth) ranged from 25 percent to 72 percent, while the tests' ability to accurately weed out "false positives" ranged from 70 percent to ...

Narrow-band imaging comparable to white light colonoscopy in differentiating colorectal polyps

... A total of 302 patients were enrolled from August 2006 to July 2007 at Yale University; 265 polyps were found in 131 patients resulting in an adenoma detection rate of 30 percent. Of the polyps, 49 percent were adenomas or carcinomas, whereas 51 percent were nonadenomatous; 74 percent of adenomas ...

Genetic variants associated with vitamin B12

... infection, the researchers say. Hazra and her colleagues had been investigating the genetic and epigenetic links between colorectal cancer and adenoma and the B-vitamin pathway, also known as the one-carbon metabolism pathway, including folate, vitamins B6 and B12, and homocysteine. Ultimately, she ...

Prevalence of pre-cancerous masses in the colon same in patients in their 40s and 50s

... the prevalence of colorectal adenomas in average-risk individuals aged 40 to 49 years in the U.S., and it reports very similar findings: an adenoma prevalence of 11 percent in the age group. ...

New Drug Duo Helps Cut Colon Cancer Risk

... or placebo. Patients were followed for three years. Patients taking the combination of drugs saw a 70 percent reduction in the risk of a new adenoma compared with patients receiving placebo. For people who had advanced adenomas, the risk of developing new adenomas was reduced by 92 percent ...

New Drug Duo Helps Fight Colon Cancer

... or placebo. Patients were followed for three years. Patients taking the combination of drugs saw a 70 percent reduction in the risk of a new adenoma compared with patients receiving placebo. For people who had advanced adenomas, the risk of developing new adenomas was reduced by 92 percent ...

New Treatments Help Fight Liver, Colon Cancer

... or placebo. Patients were followed for three years. Patients taking the combination of drugs saw a 70 percent reduction in the risk of a new adenoma compared with patients receiving placebo. For people who had advanced adenomas, the risk of developing new adenomas was reduced by 92 percent ...

New guidelines update recommendations on colorectal cancer screening

... patients who have adenomas discovered at sigmoidoscopy should undergo colonoscopy, based on evidence suggesting that patients who have an adenoma of any size in the distal colon (visible during the exam which only views part of the colon) are at increased risk for advanced neoplasia proximally ...

New Guidelines Update Recommendations on Colorectal Cancer Screening

... patients who have adenomas discovered at sigmoidoscopy should undergo colonoscopy, based on evidence suggesting that patients who have an adenoma of any size in the distal colon (visible during the exam which only views part of the colon) are at increased risk for advanced neoplasia proximally ...

Follow-up imaging of benign-appearing incidental adrenal masses is unnecessary

... clinical follow-up) to be benign and clinically insignificant. There were three clinically unsuspected functioning masses: one cortisol-producing adenoma and two pheochromocytomas. The study showed no metastatic adrenal lesions, even among the 13 patients who developed malignancy elsewhere. Our ...

Serum carcinoembryonic antigen level can reflect adrenal adenoma

... and carcinoembryonic antigen were significantly elevated in the drainage vein of the tumor. A diagnosis of carcinoembryonic antigen-producing benign adenoma was made. After preoperative management, Dr. Hori's group performed a combined lateral and anterior transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenectomy. The ...

Consumers Should Demand Evidence, Not Guesswork, On Meat-Cancer Links

... Schatzkin, et al. "The polyp prevention trial continued follow-up study: no effect of a low-fat, high-fiber, high-fruit, and -vegetable diet on adenoma recurrence eight years after randomization." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Sep;16(9): 1745-52. (3) Flood, Sinha, Schatzkin et al. "Meat, ...

Studies lend insights into colorectal cancer screening

... with three or more small polyps and six to seven times higher for those who had large polyps or polyps with certain pre-cancerous changes (villous adenoma or high-grade dysplasia). For patients with one or two small polyps, there was no significant increase in risk. The second study, led by Vanessa ...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

... randomized studies have shown that COX-2 inhibitors can lower the risk of adenoma in patients with a rare genetic syndrome called familial adenomatous ... et al. Cardiovascular events associated with rofecoxib in a colorectal adenoma chemoprevention trial. NEJM 2005;352:1092-102). Dr. Baron does not believe ...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

... percent). "In conclusion, our study indicates that folate, when administered as folic acid for up to 6 years, does not decrease the risk of adenoma formation in the large intestine among individuals with previously removed adenomas. The evidence for an increased risk of adenomas is equivocal and ...

Rice Bran Reduces Risk of Intestinal Cancer

... has been published in the British Journal of Cancer. The results of a controlled laboratory study in a preclinical model of gastrointestinal adenoma demonstrated that consumption of a high daily dose of stabilized rice bran caused an average 51% reduction in the number of precancerous adenomas in ...

Colonoscopies Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer; Only When Done Properly

... Cancer Society. "This study clearly shows that six minutes is a critical point, and those patients who had less had a strikingly low rate of adenoma [growth] detection, and there is at least a suspicion that the cancer detection rates would be lower," he said. "We think our data suggest that ...

REG1A and its receptor EXTL3 signal the recurrence of colorectal cancer

... of patient outcome. EXTL3 encodes the receptor to which the REG1A protein binds. Turning to precancerous adenomas, the researchers compared adenoma tissue from 22 patients to colorectal mucosal tissue from 31 healthy individuals. REG1A expression was significantly higher in the adenomas. Taken ...

Chicken Eaters Have Decreased Risk Of Developing Colon Cancer

... volunteers who underwent repeated colonoscopies in two separate clinical trials. "While greater intake of chicken was associated with a reduction in adenoma formation, and processed meats were related to an increased risk, more general measures of red and white meat intake were not significantly ...

Long-term use of calcium supplements to prevent colon cancer

... 597 participants. After adjusting for the use to calcium supplements in the preceding study, there had been a reduction of 36% in the growth of new adenoma polyps in those subjects who had continued the use of supplementary calcium. There was a 40% reduction of risks against the development of ...

Aspirin Found To Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer

... a type of polyp known to be precancerous. Results show participants who reported taking aspirin regularly were 25-percent less likely to have adenoma than those who did not take aspirin. Women who had the lowest risk of developing polyps reported taking more than two aspirins per day. Researchers ...
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