New device launched to detect colorectal cancer

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Colorectal cancer, which is gradually turning to be a major health-concern among the Indian population, can be prevented with early detection using enhanced technology, health experts said at an event here on Tuesday.

G-EYE, an endoscopy technology which is claimed to detect gastrointestinal diseases more accurately was introduced in India during the event, organised by Smart Medical Systems- manufacturer of gastrointestinal endoscopy devices along with enhanced technology products supplier Ventura Business Solutions.

Colorectal cancer which is mainly caused by genetic disorders or environmental factors, is gradually becoming a major health concern. Currently, around four per cent of Indians are diagnosed by colorectal cancer while it is the third most common cancer among men and second most common in women worldwide.

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“There is a serious gap in detection of gastronomical diseases in many countries and colorectal cancer is becoming a growing reason for deaths in western countries. There is a high rate of colorectal cancer patients among Indians who have migrated to US,” said Zamir Halpern, Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel at the event.

The latest device is expected to make it easier to detect and improve the diagnosis and therapy of gastro-intestinal disorders and diseases.

The device uses innovative balloon technology to uncover pre-cancerous polyps that are hidden behind the colon’s natural folds and provides the ability to perform double balloon enteroscopy.

“Our presence in India provides a great opportunity to serve the medical community by enhancing physicians’ capabilities during endoscopy procedures and providing better treatments,” said Misha Krakowsky, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Smart Medical Systems at the event.

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