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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Join us Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. CT, when we cover as much about Alzheimer's disease as we can in one hour! Director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., will be with us to discuss a recent study listing Alzheimer's disease as the third-leading cause of death, and he'll comment on [...]

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Advanced Home Stool Test Finds Colorectal Cancer's DNA

Mayo Clinic research results presented in NEJM could change colorectal screening practice A clinical trial of Cologuard shows unprecedented results for finding colorectal cancer with a noninvasive test. “Cologuard detection rates of early stage cancer and high-risk precancerous polyps validated in this large study were outstanding and have not been [...]

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Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Tool Shows Unprecedented Detection Rates

Mayo Clinic research results presented in NEJM could change colorectal screening practice ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 19, 2014 — Results of a clinical trial of Cologuard show unprecedented rates of precancer and cancer detection by a noninvasive test. The detection rates are similar to those reported for colonoscopy. The results were [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer in the last several inches of the colon. Together they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.  On our upcoming program, Paul Limburg, M.D., joins us to discuss why screening is so important and why the [...]

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Mayo Clinic Radio

Miss the show? Here's the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show-3-14-2014 Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer in the last several inches of the colon. Together they're often referred to as colorectal cancers.  On our upcoming program, [...]

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Getting Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

                                                                        Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history A Mayo Clinic expert discusses [...]

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National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition [...]

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Brief Class on Easy-to-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection, Mayo Study Shows

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor's success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas. The measure of success is called the adenoma detection [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Optimal Gene Targets for New Colon Cancer Test

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 2, 2012.  A study presented today by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American Association for Cancer Research(AACR) Annual Meeting 2012 in Chicago identified two genes that are optimal targets to be analyzed in a new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer developed by Mayo Clinic, in collaboration [...]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Latest Research, Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers, and also one of the most preventable. Mayo Clinic experts are available to discuss the latest in colorectal cancer research, detection and treatment: Technology and Technique Combine to Make [...]

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New Test Offers Greater Accuracy in Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Results of two studies suggest that a new, investigational colorectal cancer screening test developed in a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Inc. of Madison, Wis., is highly accurate and significantly more sensitive than other noninvasive tests at detecting precancerous tumors (adenomas) and early-stage cancer. These [...]

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Drug Improves Survival of Colorectal Cancer Patients, Trial Results Show

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An investigational drug called regorafenib slowed the progression of tumors and lengthened the lives of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, an international phase III clinical trial found. The findings were presented today at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in San Francisco [...]

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DNA Stool Test for Colorectal Cancer

Research shows that screening for colorectal cancer saves lives. That's because screening can catch cancer early, while it's still curable. But let's face it, having a colonoscopy to look for cancer or precancerous polyps is not fun. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have studied and improved upon a non-invasive screening test [...]

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Four Pills and a Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there’s a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

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Replacing Liters of Laxative; Four Pills Before a Virtual Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there's a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

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Finding Colon Cancer Before it's Cancer

More accurate and more sensitive.  When it comes to cancer screenings, those are two attributes you really want.  Well, results of two studies suggest that a new, investigational colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test developed in collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Inc. of Madison, Wis., is highly accurate and [...]

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