precancerous polyps

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First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

FDA Approves Exact Sciences’ Cologuard Cancer Screening Test

FDA has granted premarket approval to Cologuard by Exact Sciences, Madison, Wis, the first noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer that analyzes both stool DNA and blood biomarkers.Cologuard has been shown to detect 92% of cancers and 69% of ... [Published Clinical Lab Products - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

United States : FDA approves new at-home stool test to screen for colon cancer [TendersInfo (India)]

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sanctioned a new at-home stool test to screen for colon cancer that can better detect cancer than presently-used tests that check for hidden blood in the stool.The new test, called Cologuard, is the first ... [Published Pharmacy Choice - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

FDA approves more reliable at-home screening test for colon cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved a new at-home stool test to screen for colon cancer that’s better at detecting cancer than currently-used tests that check for hidden blood in the stool. Called Cologuard, it’s the first non-invasive ... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

FDA approves DNA screening test for colon cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new at-home stool test to screen for colon cancer that's better at detecting cancer than currently used tests that check for hidden blood in the stool. Called Cologuard, it's the first non-invasive test to ... [Published Harvard Medical School - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 3 reports

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

Doctors have long used stool tests to look for warning signs of tumors and precancerous polyps.But company studies of Cologuard showed it was more accurate at detecting cancerous tumors and worrisome polyps than traditional stool blood tests. Cologuard ... [Published Columbia Daily Tribune - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 5 reports

FDA approves DNA screening test for colon cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home stool test to screen for colon cancer that’s better at detecting cancer than currently used tests that check for hidden blood in the stool. Called Cologuard, it’s the first non-invasive ... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

Gut bacteria may aid testing for colon cancer

Analysis of gut bacteria in stool samples improved detection of colon cancer or precancerous polyps by fives times compared with a standard fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and risk factors, investigators reported. Andrew T. Chan, associate professor of ... [Published Harvard Medical School - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 4 reports

Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer

Doctors may have found a new tool to help detect and predict colon and rectal cancer. University of Michigan researchers say they have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the cancers of the lower intestine. Researchers analyzed the fecal ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Today's Top Medical Stories for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Researchers say women who have mutations in the "PALB2"  gene have a 1 in 3 chance of developing breast cancer.The gene is most associated with breast cancer, after the BRCA genes.British scientists looked at several hundred women with the rare gene ... [Published OzarksFirst.com - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Top stories in health and medicine, August 8, 2014

From  MedPage Today : Ain’t No Sunshine in This Act . Robert Harbaugh, MD, just wanted to do the right thing. Gut Bacteria May Aid Testing for Colon Cancer . Analysis of gut bacteria in stool samples improved detection of colon cancer or precancerous ... [Published KevinMD.com - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Analyzing the composition of people’s collection of gut bacteria — also called the gut microbiome — can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new ... [Published Health.com - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Cancer Answers Column

Question: I have a family history of colon cancer. Should I be screened?The short answer is "yes." You need to be screened by colonoscopy depending upon the age of diagnosis of your family member.Colon cancer affects almost 6 percent of the U.S. population, ... [Published Santa Maria Times - Jul 24 2014]

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A gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. D K , Dr. Andrew Chan, said : "It represents a significant step forward for noninvasive colorectal screening."
"There is potential to reach patients who have not been screened and would prefer a noninvasive option" said Daniel Chung, MD, from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, in an email to Medscape Medical News
"Cologuard addresses a critical need for a more convenient screening option for patients to aid in prevention and early detection" Conroy added
"The pilot program is ongoing, but we will apply what we have learned to improve the efficiency of the medical device approval pathway for devices that address an important public need" Nancy Stade, deputy director for policy at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement

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FDA Approves Exact Sciences’ Cologuard Cancer S... [Published Clinical Lab Products - Aug 19 2014]
United States : FDA approves new at-home stool ... [Published Pharmacy Choice - Aug 19 2014]
FDA approves more reliable at-home screening te... [Published Boston Globe - Aug 18 2014]
FDA approved new “at-home test” that may detect... [Published Kicker Daily News - Aug 18 2014]
Women and Cancer [Published Clinical Lab Products - Aug 16 2014]
Where Will Cologuard Fit Into CRC Screening? [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 15 2014]
Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Expanded Th... [Published The Guardian Express - Aug 15 2014]
FDA approves DNA screening test for colon cancer [Published Harvard Medical School - Aug 14 2014]
FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer [Published Columbia Daily Tribune - Aug 13 2014]
FDA Approves First Noninvasive Colorectal Cance... [Published Genetic Engineering News - Aug 13 2014]
Exact Sciences obtains FDA approval for Cologuard [Published Medical Devices Business Review - Aug 13 2014]
Colon-Cancer Screenings: Weighing the Options [Published ThirdAge - Aug 13 2014]
Exact Sciences' stool DNA colorectal cancer scr... [Published PharmaBiz - Aug 13 2014]
EPZM For The Long Haul, RVNC Awaits Facelift, E... [Published RTTNews.com - Aug 13 2014]
Exact Sciences wins FDA approval and more for n... [Published FierceMedicalDevices - Aug 12 2014]
FDA approves DNA screening test for colon cancer [Published Boston Globe - Aug 12 2014]
Exact Sciences Surges On Colorectal Test Approval [Published Bidness Etc - Aug 12 2014]
Nation & World Briefs 08-12-14 N.Y. judge tells... [Published Crescent-News - Aug 12 2014]
Exact Sciences Says FDA Oks Stool DNA Colorecta... [Published RTTNews.com - Aug 12 2014]
FDA Approves Exact Sciences' Cologuard®; First... [Published TickerTech.com - Aug 12 2014]
DNA-based test for colon cancer approved [Published CNBC - Aug 12 2014]
FDA approves Exact Sciences' DNA test to help s... [Published FOXBusiness.com - Aug 11 2014]
Gut bacteria may aid testing for colon cancer [Published Harvard Medical School - Aug 10 2014]
Gut Bacteria Help Spot Colon Cancer [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 08 2014]
Gut bacteria may reveal colon cancer [Published UPI - Aug 08 2014]
Gut Bacteria Could Help Identify People Who are... [Published The Utah People's Post - Aug 08 2014]
Health24.com | Gut bacteria may reveal colon ca... [Published Health24 - Aug 08 2014]
Top stories in health and medicine, August 8, 2014 [Published KevinMD.com - Aug 08 2014]
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds [Published Health.com - Aug 07 2014]
Today's Top Medical Stories for Thursday, Augus... [Published OzarksFirst.com - Aug 07 2014]
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Top stories in health and medicine, August 8, 2014 [Published KevinMD.com - Aug 08 2014]
From  MedPage Today : Ain’t No Sunshine in This Act . Robert Harbaugh, MD, just wanted to do the right thing. Gut Bacteria May Aid Testing for Colon Cancer . Analysis of gut bacteria in stool samples improved detection of colon cancer or precancerous ...
A patient’s role in ensuring high quality colon... [Published KevinMD.com - Apr 29 2014]
The American Cancer Society recently released important new data showing that the rate at which people are diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. has dropped 30% in the last ten years for those aged 50 and older.  Much of this decline was attributed ...
'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk ... [Published MedlinePlus Health News - Feb 20 2014]
More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Colonic Polyps , Hormones , Obesity ...
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