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Cancer Cells in Circulation

Pancreatic cancer cells can be detected in patientsā€™ circulation before tumors areĀ discovered, researchers report in the March issue of Gastroenterology. Cancer cells have long been believed to acquire metastatic potential after large primary tumors are established. However, many patients undergoing … Continue reading

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Why Does Colonoscopy Protect Against Left-Sided Cancers?

Polyps with advanced pathology are significantly smaller in the right than left colon, and are therefore more likely to be missed during colonoscopy examinations, according to the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC) is … Continue reading

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What are the Barriers to CRC Screening?

Waiving copayments for colonoscopy examinations to detect colorectal cancer (CRC) increases the number of patients that undergo screening, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Colonoscopy is a recommended, cost-effective method of CRC … Continue reading

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