Crohn's Disease

  • Survey Explores Monitoring Methods for Crohn's
    YOQNEAM, Israel―Given Imaging Ltd., the maker of PillCam® capsule endoscopy, today announced the results of Crohn's Voices, an online survey of Crohn's patients about their understanding of their condition, their approach to managing their condition with their physician, ...More
    December 6, 2012 Posted in News
  • New Drug Therapy May Treat Crohn's Disease
    SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results in decreasing the debilitating effects of Crohn’s Disease, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The ...More
    October 19, 2012 Posted in News
  • New Trial for Crohn’s Uses Bone Marrow to Enhance Immunity
    SEATTLE—Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have opened a clinical trial to test the theory that giving a patient a new immune system can cure severe cases of Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. ...More
    July 25, 2012 Posted in News
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Unveils Website
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, this week introduced its newly designed website, ...More
    June 29, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Better Care for Kids with Crohn's
    SAN FRANCISCO—Measuring bone age should be a standard practice of care for pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, in order to properly interpret growth status and improve treatment, according to a new study from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. ...More
    May 30, 2012 Posted in News
  • Network Approach Improves Outcomes for Crohn’s and UC
    BURLINGTON, Vt.—Many children with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who received treatment through ImproveCareNow, a Vermont-based national quality-improvement and research network, ceased to have symptoms and no longer needed to take steroids for disease management. ...More
    March 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find 5 Risk Biomarkers for Crohn’s In Ashkenazi Jews
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn’s disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, also known as Ashkenazi Jews. ...More
    March 9, 2012 Posted in News
  • Senate Supports First Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week
    The week of December 1-7 has been designated by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) as Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. The intention of the week is to encourage Americans to join in the effort to find cures for these diseases, help raise awareness and ...More
    December 1, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • UV Exposure Affects Chronic Digestive Diseases
    New research points to a potential role for UV light exposure and vitamin D levels in chronic digestive conditions; Crohn’s disease, a serious inflammatory condition in the small intestine; and ulcerative colitis (UC), which similarly affects the colon. ...More
    November 9, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Crohn's Drug May Inhibit Seizures and Brain Tumors
    New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham pinpoints the relationship between primary brain tumors and the onset of epileptic seizures and reveals that a drug used to treat Crohn’s disease inhibits those seizures and may be able to slow a tumor’s growth. ...More
    September 13, 2011 Posted in News, Disorders