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Small Molecules Pack a Big Punch in Colon Cancer Prevention

Promising research may lead to therapies that help prevent colitis-induced cases of colon cancer.

Problem with the Gut? Go with the Mind

A new study suggests that patient participation in brief psycho-educational classes may reduce the severity of symptoms in some patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Reimbursement Announcement for Cellvizio Optical Biopsies

Mauna Kea Technologies, leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, announced recently that Cellvizio procedures in the upper GI tract have been added to the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) approved procedure list.

Natural Process in Colon Restrains Tumor Development

A natural safety mechanism in the colon impedes development of adenomas, according to scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona, Spain.

New Devices Advance Colon Care

These innovations herald developments in colon cancer detection.

It’s All in the Gut

Microbes in the human gut may prove to be the key to future therapies for much more than gastrointestinal disorders.

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Offers Hope to Immunocompromised Patients

There seemed to be no options. After undergoing an organ transplant, the patient was prescribed high-dose immunosuppressants, which facilitated acceptance of the donated organ but also crippled the patient’s infection-fighting mechanisms. The muted immune response allowed Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria to disrupt the patient’s gut bacterial balance.

Drs. Stasik and Bub Provide New Insights into Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

By focusing on the detection of colon polyps, surgeons at Lehigh Valley Colon and Rectal Specialists draw on their research experience and ongoing innovations to prevent colon cancer.

Easton Hospital and Lindsley D. Van der Veer, MD, FACP, Enhance Long-Standing Partnership

For the longtime Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Easton Hospital, the decision to formally join forces with the hospital is an endorsement both of Easton’s collaborative atmosphere and of its commitment to excellent care.