Washington Post May 22, 2013
UTMB’s Dr. James Goodwin is cited in this Bloomberg report: Results from Given Imaging Ltd.’s latest clinical study of a pill-sized camera used to identify colon cancer probably will help the Israeli manufacturer secure U.S. regulatory approval this year. Physicians can detect pre-cancerous tumors with PillCam Colon, a capsule-sized camera that’s comparable to a colonoscopy. Pricing of the PillCam Colon will be about $500 per capsule. Colonoscopies can cost $800 to $1,200, Dr. James Goodwin told Bloomberg News in March. Inappropriate use of the procedure may cost about $500 million a year for Medicare, the U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, he said.