Pine-cone and villi patterns are signs suggestive of ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal cancer and dysplasia

Post written by Takahide Shinagawa, MD, from the Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. How to survey colorectal cancer is one of the main problems in managing patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Currently, colonoscopic surveillance is the gold standard and targeted biopsy for the suspicious lesions has become the focus of …

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Index colonoscopy-related risk factors for postcolonoscopy colorectal cancers

Post written by Theodore A. Tollivoro, MD, from the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA. Over the last 20 years, we have realized the importance of quality metrics as they apply to colonoscopic exam. We track physician adenoma detection rates, cecal intubation rates, and ensure our patients undergo exams with optimal …

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Editor’s Choice: Quality assurance of colonoscopy within the Dutch national colorectal cancer screening program

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Quality assurance of colonoscopy within the Dutch national colorectal cancer screening program” by Maxime E.S. Bronzwaer, MD, et al.  In 2006, Barclay et al showed in their landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine the association between …

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Incidence of advanced neoplasia after CRC resection

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. We focused on the incidence of metachronous advanced neoplasia (AN) after completion of both the preoperative and first postoperative colonoscopy according to resection type and the presence or absence of synchronous AN. The recommendations of …

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Endoscopic and molecular characterization of colorectal sessile serrated adenoma/polyps with cytologic dysplasia

Post written by Eiichiro Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Yoshihito Tanaka, MD, and Hiromu Suzuki, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Biology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan, and the Department of Digestive Disease Center, Akita Red Cross Hospital, Akita, Japan. Sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/Ps), which are precursor lesions of colorectal cancer (CRC) with …

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Editor’s Choice: Colorectal cancer screening

Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michael Wallace, highlights this article from the July issue “Colorectal cancer screening: Recommendations for physicians and patients from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer” by Douglas K. Rex, MD, et al. Colorectal cancer screening is likely the single most common activity performed by gastroenterologists in the United States. Every few years, …

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Risk of colorectal cancer in chronic liver diseases

Post written by Yuga Komaki and Atsushi Sakuraba from the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at The University of Chicago Medicine. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the risk of colorectal cancer in various chronic liver diseases compared to the general population. We also assessed whether the risk would change with …

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