Cancer News

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection (05/02/2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in … Continue reading "EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection"

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (03/04/2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the large intestine (colon) for signs of cancer, abnormal areas that could turn into cancer, … Continue reading "Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks"