Flexible Sigmoidoscopy News and Research

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) is a medical technique that allows for the visualization of the lining of the gut, specifically the rectum and a part of the colon (up to approximately 60 cm). It is carried out using a sigmoidoscope, a flexible tube approximately the width of a thumb.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer

Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer

Colonic tissue may help predict Parkinson's disease

Colonic tissue may help predict Parkinson's disease

Colon cancer screening guidelines released

Colon cancer screening guidelines released

AGA's cutting-edge research on GI disorders to be presented at DDW 2011

AGA's cutting-edge research on GI disorders to be presented at DDW 2011

Cancer screening updates

Cancer screening updates

Colorectal cancer screening vital for prevention and early detection

Colorectal cancer screening vital for prevention and early detection

Quest Diagnostics ColoVantage molecular colorectal cancer detection test receives New York State approval

Quest Diagnostics ColoVantage molecular colorectal cancer detection test receives New York State approval

Majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over fail to take colon cancer screening

Majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over fail to take colon cancer screening

Cancers detected late leading to unnecessary deaths: Report

Cancers detected late leading to unnecessary deaths: Report

Screening colonoscopy rates for women do not increase when offered to be done by female endoscopists: Study

Screening colonoscopy rates for women do not increase when offered to be done by female endoscopists: Study

Health care reform will lead more people to seek cancer prevention and risk-reduction services

Health care reform will lead more people to seek cancer prevention and risk-reduction services

Combined technologies offer promise for detecting colon cancer in women

Combined technologies offer promise for detecting colon cancer in women

Automated calls can increase colon cancer screening rates by 30%: Study

Automated calls can increase colon cancer screening rates by 30%: Study

PurGenesis announces positive results from Phase I clinical trial of PUR0110 for ulcerative colitis

PurGenesis announces positive results from Phase I clinical trial of PUR0110 for ulcerative colitis

Five-minute screening test could cut risk of developing bowel cancer: Research

Five-minute screening test could cut risk of developing bowel cancer: Research

'Flexi-Scope' test reduces incidence of bowel cancer

'Flexi-Scope' test reduces incidence of bowel cancer

Current screening methods for FOBT are often not appropriate

Current screening methods for FOBT are often not appropriate

CT colonography remains an effective colorectal cancer screening tool for older individual

CT colonography remains an effective colorectal cancer screening tool for older individual

Studies highlight race- and gender-specific disparities in gastrointestinal disease

Studies highlight race- and gender-specific disparities in gastrointestinal disease

Colonoscopy recommended as primary screening method for colorectal cancer, researchers report

Colonoscopy recommended as primary screening method for colorectal cancer, researchers report