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    Ginger Decreases Colon Inflammation

    A study published today has stated that for individuals at normal risk for colon cancer, ginger extract may decrease certain markers of colon inflammation. The study was carried out as part of cancer prevention research by Suzanna M. Zick, N.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and her colleagues. The team found […]

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    Bowel Prep Quality May Affect Surveillance Intervals

    Following screening for colon cancer, those individuals found to have colon polyps may receive post-polypectomy surveillance, with multiple colonoscopy examinations carried out over time. Decisions regarding the surveillance interval are based in part on polyp size, histology, and number. Dr David Ransohoff and colleagues in the USA, evaluated a number of recommendations for post-polypectomy surveillance. […]

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    New Research to Help Identify High Cancer Risk Families

    Scientists in the US have reportedly discovered a way to identify families at a high risk of developing colorectal cancer. A study by UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital developed the genetic screening program for families thought to be at risk of contracting the illness, which is deadly but very preventable. The team […]

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    Happy Birthday Capsule Endoscopy!

    As we come to the end of August it seems only right that we celebrate this month marking the 10-year anniversary of the FDA approving the use of capsule endoscopy technology. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was among the first medical centers in the U.S. to perform examinations of the small bowel using the pioneering “pill camera” technology and […]