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Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research.
Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study

Colon cancer screening done by sigmoidoscopy -- a less invasive, cheaper alternative to colonoscopy -- does cut people's risk of developing or dying from the disease, a new clinical trial finds.
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home, DNA-based stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Colon cancer screening rates for black patients in a Veterans Affairs health care system in California are much lower compared to other races, even though all patients have similar access to care, according to a new study.
Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Newly released guidelines for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and a type of constipation known as chronic idiopathic constipation reveal a number of proven treatments for these two common conditions.
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Changes to the way cancers are classified could lead to more accurate diagnoses and perhaps more effective treatments in about one in 10 cancer patients, new research suggests.

 

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