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Executive Health Management

A Randomised Clinical Trial Tests the Benefits of Colonoscopies

2022 18 Oct

A randomised trial suggests that the advantages of colonoscopies for cancer screening may be overestimated .   The study included more than 84,000 men and women aged 55 to 64 from Poland, Norway and Sweden, who never had a colorectal cancer screening test before. Between 2009 – 2014, they were either invited to a colonoscopy screening, or they... Read more

IMAGING Management

Oncology Convention 2022

2022 15 Nov

Find European Oncology Congress on Social Media  Read more

Executive Health Management

CT and MRI in the diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

2021 25 Mar

Speakers Prof. Andrea Laghi Prof. András Palkó Find Affidea On Social Media Read more

IT Management

Technology Can Make Endoscopy Safer

2020 14 Oct

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy globally, yet more than half of cases are diagnosed late because of excess demand for colonoscopy, the current gold standard for screening. However, a combination of new technologies, such as robotics and computer vision, can help in improving the situation, a new study shows.  ... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cancer Care: What to Expect, What to Do

2020 21 Apr

A research predicts a decline in cancer mortality rates in 2020 in the EU. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancer patient safety is compromised, but can still be improved with certain policies.   You may also like : Prostate is Now Most Common Cancer   Cancer in the EU Total cancer mortality rates in the... Read more

IMAGING Management

After 5pm your doc may not screen you for cancer

2019 28 May

A new study endeavoured to research whether breast and colorectal cancer screening are related to the time of day a patient visits their primary care clinician. As part of this quality improvement study shows, both clinical ordering and patient completion of cancer screening tests decreased later in the day. The study published in JAMA found that... Read more

IMAGING Management

Acceptability of whole-body MRI for staging colorectal and lung cancer

2017 19 Sep

A new study sought to describe patient experience and acceptability of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) as a potential replacement for the modalities currently used for staging lung and colorectal cancer. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open, confirm that WB-MRI can be a challenging experience and that staff support is important... Read more

IMAGING Management

U.S. Doctors Call For Colon Cancer Screening Before 50

2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO poll Two thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people. The poll by SERMO , the social network for physicians and largest... Read more

Lab Management

Single-Drop Blood Test For Colorectal Cancers

2014 12 Sep

A single drop of blood may be all that is required to diagnose a majority of colorectal cancers, with the introduction of a new test by Belgian startup company VolitionRX. The test could represent a less dreaded (and less expensive) option for colorectal screening than colonoscopy and faecal tests, unpleasant procedures which contribute to keeping... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dr. Angelita Habr-Gama Named Honorary Member by ASTRO

2014 18 Jul

Internationally renowned surgeon Angelita Habr-Gama, MD, PhD, has been named the 2014 ASTRO Honorary Member by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).   This is the highest honour awarded by ASTRO and Dr. Habr Gama has been selected from many distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders. The Award will be presented... Read more