August 21, 2020
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A recent report found that most patients who refuse to participate in fecal immunochemical tests or colonoscopy screening prefer the Epi proColon blood test for colorectal cancer screening. It was the top story in gastroenterology last week.
Another top story was about a study that revealed high rates of gastric cancer among certain racial and ethnic groups aged 50 years and older.
Read these and more top stories in gastroenterology below:
Q&A: Patients who refuse FIT, colonoscopy prefer blood test for CRC screening
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concludes that Epi proColon is the test of choice for individuals not willing to participate in fecal immunochemical tests or colonoscopy screening. Read more.
Gastric cancer rates high among certain ethnic groups aged 50 years or older
Investigators found differences in the incidence of gastric adenocarcinoma in specific anatomic sites among certain racial and ethnic groups aged 50 years and older, according to results published in Gastroenterology. Read more.
ACG issues guidelines for esophageal physiologic tests
The American College of Gastroenterology developed new clinical guidelines for esophageal physiologic tests. The recommendations were published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Read more.
Childhood celiac linked with increased risk for psychiatric disorders
Patients diagnosed with celiac disease in childhood have a higher risk for psychiatric disorders, with the increased risk persisting until adulthood, according to study results. Read more.
Stelara shows efficacy in real-world study
After 52 weeks of treatment, Stelara (ustekinumab, Janssen) helped induce clinical and endoscopic remission in patients with refractory Crohn’s disease, according to study results. Read more.