German capsule endoscopy gets funding boost:
This article was originally published in Clinica
German Cancer Aid is to sponsor research at the University of Bochum into the use of capsule endoscopy to the tune of E249,000 ($270,000). The university hospital at Bochum is to use the money to compare the efficacy of Yokneam, Israel-based Given Imaging's capsule endoscopy with more established methods in the detection of early-stage bowel cancer. 75 patients per year will take part in the three-year study in six research centres at the universities of Bochum, Bonn, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Heidelberg and Munchen/Regensburg. Some 57,000 individuals contract bowel cancer each year in Germany and some 30,000 die as a result, making it one of the three most malignant forms of cancer.