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colonoscopy Archives

Lighting up colorectal cancer

Feb. 28, 2019—A nanobeacon imaging agent that binds specifically to colorectal cancer cells may aid the early detection of cancer during colonoscopy.

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Fatty acids and adenoma risk

Aug. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have found that red blood cell membrane fatty acid content is associated with risk of having colorectal adenomas, with omega-6 fatty acids increasing and omega-3 fatty acids decreasing risk.

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Nanobeacon lights up colon tumors

Mar. 30, 2017—A novel fluorescent nanobeacon can distinguish normal from diseased colon tissue, potentially offering advantages for colorectal cancer screening.

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Colorectal cancer clues

Jan. 19, 2017—Although cancers arising from different areas of the large intestine are heterogeneous, they appear to use similar important tumorigenic pathways.

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Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient encourages early screening for colon cancer.

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Over 50? Let us schedule your colonoscopy

Mar. 3, 2016—March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the goal of the Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Center is to encourage and help all Vanderbilt employees to schedule their colonoscopies.

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Improving colonoscopy prep

Jan. 11, 2016—Providing an educational booklet on colonoscopy preparation increased the odds of an adequate quality of bowel preparation by more than two-fold.

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A colonoscopy can save your life

Mar. 1, 2008—Research shows colon cancer can be decreased up to 90 percent by removing polyps from the colon before they become cancer, yet half of those people, who should be checked, don’t have the screening.

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