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Swallowable capsule camera for home endoscopy

The National Health Service (NHS) in England will be conducting a study to examine the effectiveness of a miniature camera the size of a large vitamin pill that can be swallowed, and then transmits images of the gastrointestinal tract like an endoscopy or colonoscopy. This colon capsule endoscopy can be used by patients at h...

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Liquid biopsy for colorectal cancer could guide therapy for tumours

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology showed that liquid biopsy testing using blood or urine samples can help to determine the most appropriate treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC) in the early stages of metastasis. By detecting the presence or absence of residual cancer cells, liquid biopsy c...

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ASCO names molecular profiling of gastrointestinal cancer “Advance of the Year”

Molecular profiling in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer has been named by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) its Advance of the Year. Significant improvements in GI cancers treatment and patient outcomes have come from the application of molecular testing of patients’ tumours. ASCO’s annual Clinical Cancer Advances...

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The Importance of Self-care for Caregivers

Your physical, emotional and mental well-being are vital to your ability to care for someone else. Remember that self-care is not synonymous with being self-centered – self-care is essential to replenishing our energy and restoring our sense of well-being so that we can live well and continue to do what we do best. Here are some...

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Rates of eligible people missing timely cancer screenings: A Canadian analysis

New findings from the University of Alberta published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network showed that 43% of eligible individuals miss timely screening tests for colorectal cancer (CRC). The results demonstrate how socioeconomic and racial disparities in cancer screening contribute to unequal health outco...

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