Curated GI articles Nov 13th, 2020: A Seismic Shift — and a Grand ‘Experiment’ — in Colorectal Cancer Screening
Curated GI articles Nov 13th, 2020:
A Seismic Shift — and a Grand ‘Experiment’ — in Colorectal Cancer Screening
What a Biden presidency could mean for ASCs (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Mr. Biden has tied his platform to the Affordable Care Act. On his campaign’s website, Mr. Biden defended the ACA’s preexisting condition protections and lifetime limit bans.
Scope Forward podcast – Interview with Dr. Dragutsky, Chairman of One GI (Episode 4)
Now, listen to the interviews while you workout! Praveen Suthrum’s conversations with GI leaders are now available via the Scope Forward podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and elsewhere.
Video: Interview with Dr. Krishnan (PE Platform Peak Gastro): This concept of YOU gave us explosive, unexpected growth (NextServices)
In this insightful interview, Dr. Krishnan reveals a core strategy (called YOU) that led to their explosive growth from 4 to 43 providers. That growth opened doors to private equity.
Video: A Seismic Shift — and a Grand ‘Experiment’ — in Colorectal Cancer Screening (Medscape)
Commentary by Mark Lewis, a gastrointestinal (GI) oncologist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.
ChronWell, ModifyHealth and Echosens North America Partner to Create LIVErHEALTHY Program for Managing Liver Disease (PRWeb)
Partnership will provide better outcomes for Medicare patients managing chronic liver diseases.
Prometheus nabs $130M investment to advance precision medicine for IBD (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The money will help speed up clinical development of PRA023, a potential antibody for IBD, the release said.
Robot-assisted colon surgery, single-use devices from Olympus (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Here are 10 updates from gastroenterology companies and practices in the last week.
Racial Disparities in CRC Screening Discussed at ACG 2020 (DocWire News)
DocWire News interviewed study author Paul Limburg, MD, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and chief medical officer for screening at Exact Sciences, about the study.
Dr. Ellen Scherl on the future of gastroenterology — 3 insights (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Becker’s covered our latest interview with Dr. Ellen Scherl, research director of the Jill Roberts Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine.
Model predicts patient CRC risk effectively (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Researchers developed a model that can predict an individual patient’s risk to develop advanced precancerous polyps and colon cancer.
Some pandemic changes ‘really should be a way of life’ (Healio)
“We never stopped looking at new tech. That’s what makes health care wonderful, especially in the United States, that there is so much new technology available,” Brian Stuckman said.
How to sustain independent physician practices (MedCity News)
The greatest issue that must be addressed is also the elephant in the room: reducing the administrative burden on physicians.
Deadly Delays in CRC Screening During COVID-19 Pandemic (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Delays in colorectal cancer screenings during this year’s coronavirus pandemic will result in a 12% increase in cancer deaths over the next five years, Italian researchers have found.
“Scope Forward”: An Excerpt (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The majority of the gastroenterology space is moving toward consolidation. But does being large guarantee safety from disruption? – Read a free excerpt from Scope Forward.
Apple and Google could compete in health, but that would mean more regulation, says Prudential CEO (CNBC)
Whether Apple and Google would want to move into insurance is an “interesting question,” he said.
Depression with GI symptoms should prompt IBD investigation (Healio)
Richard C. Pollok, of St. George’s University Hospitals, and colleagues wrote that both immune dysregulation and inflammation due to IBD may be linked with depression, which has been observed in other immune-mediated diseases.
Video: 10 Highlights From ACG’s ‘Virtually’ Perfect Annual Meeting (Medscape)
Commentary by David A. Johnson, MD on the recently held ACG virtual annual meeting.
Video: Baseline endoscopic, histologic scores linked with IBD hospitalization (Healio)
In this video, Jordan Axelrad, MD, MPH, from NYU Langone Health discusses his study on the impact of baseline endoscopic and histologic activity on inflammatory bowel disease-related hospitalization.
Headlines for GI
The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
CMS soon to cover a new colon cancer DNA test. Plus, 10 takeaways on the first and only FDA approved liquid biopsy test (Nextservices)
New York hospital breaks ground on $35M specialty facility including GI, orthopedics (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Altered intestinal ACE2 levels are associated with inflammation, severe disease and response to anti-cytokine therapy in IBD (AGA)