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FDA Approves New Screening Test Epi proColon

On April 13, 2016, Epigenomics announced that the FDA approved Epi proColon, the first and only blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. This test has the potential to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening by providing another option to get checked. How exactly does the test work? The test detects a marker in blood plasma […]

FDA Approves Lonsurf® (TAS-102)

The FDA has approved the use of Lonsurf as a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. This new drug gives patients another treatment option when they stop responding to other chemotherapy or biologic treatments. What is Lonsurf? Lonsurf is an oral chemotherapy drug available by prescription for treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Lonsfurf is a nucleoside-analogue […]

FDA Approves Second-Line Use of Cyramza

Eli Lilly and Company recently announced that the FDA has approved the use of Cyramza with FOLFIRI as a second-line treatment for colorectal cancer. This treatment, previously approved for use with advanced or metastatic gastric and lung cancer, now provides metastatic colorectal cancer patients with another biologic to use in the fight against their disease. […]

FDA Approves New CRC Screening Test

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colon screening test that detects the presence of blood and altered DNA that may indicate certain kinds of abnormal growths related to colon cancer or precursors to cancer. In a study of 10,000 people of average risk for colon cancer, Cologuard […]

New Colonoscopy Technology

A colonoscopy remains the best available procedure for detecting and removing pre-cancerous polyps; however, due to both technique and viewing area, studies have shown that some polyps may be missed. EndoChoice has developed a new colonoscope called Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ (Fuse™) that uses multiple cameras to create a panoramic view, allowing GIs to see more […]

New Colon Exam Tool Approved

Today, Given Imaging Ltd announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared PillCam® COLON as a new way to view the colon. The Colon Cancer Alliance welcomes PillCam COLON as an additional colon exam choice. When detected early, colon cancer is largely preventable. Through advancements like this, we’re one step closer to fulfilling […]