Colorectal cancer screening rates can be increased with good patient-physician dialogue and by choosing a screening method the patient prefers and is most likely to complete.
The increased numbers of small, precancerous non-advanced adenomas that are detected with high-definition colonoscopes do not appear to pose a heightened risk of metachronous advanced neoplasia, Cleveland Clinic researchers have determined, raising the prospect of a longer colonoscopy surveillance interval for these patients.
Cleveland Clinic research highlights the inconsistency of Spigelman classification as a risk predictor for duodenal cancer in familial adenomatous polyposis patients, suggesting that the formula for staging duodenal polyposis may need to be adjusted.
A case report with unique intraoperative endoscopic images details the endoscopic removal of more than 65 polyps from the small intestine of a patient with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.
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Cleveland Clinic investigators have developed a significantly improved endoscopic screening approach to identify signet ring cell carcinoma in patients with hereditary diffuse gastric cancer.
Gallstones are common in the United States, affecting an estimated 1 in 7 adults. Fortunately, they are asymptomatic in up to 80% of cases, and current guidelines do not recommend cholecystectomy unless they cause symptoms.
A large, single-center retrospective study presented at DDW2018 examined the impact of endoscopist characteristics on the detection rates of adenomas and proximal sessile serrated polyps (pSSPs). Dr. Carol Burke explains the findings.
A new study reveals that 38 percent of young adults with polyps on colonoscopy have high-risk polyps. Carol Burke, MD, provides insight on improving patient care for young adults with polyps.
A surprising rise in gastric cancer among FAP patients caused physicians to change their surveillance techniques.
ACG president and Cleveland Clinic gastroenterologist Carol Burke, MD, shares her thoughts on having women currently lead all four U.S. gastroenterology and hepatology societies.