Tag Archives: screening

Just do it… yourself: At-home colorectal cancer screening

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Yet despite the ability of CRC screening to detect colon cancer early, and to find and remove potentially precancerous growths called polyps, screening rates remain low, below 60%. Experts generally agree that people should be screened for CRC at regular intervals beginning by age… Read More »

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

However, before routine genetic screening of infants even approaches reality, many questions need answers, including whether genetic sequencing can accurately identify babies who will develop a disease, according to Dr. Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., chairman of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. The committee evaluates scientific evidence and makes recommendations to… Read More »

High-Resolution CT Useful in Systemic Sclerosis-Associated ILD Screening

November 23, 2018 Share this content: For associated ILD, the optimal FVC cut point was 80% predicted and the optimal DLCO cut point was 62% predicted. Clinicians should incorporate chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) when screening patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD) even when pulmonary function tests results are normal, according to… Read More »