4 hrs ago
A slide of a human colon cancer tumor in Foster City, California.
The world's largest organization of cancer doctors plans to rate the cost effectiveness of expensive oncology drugs, and will urge physicians to use the ratings to discuss the costs with their patients.
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17 hrs ago
Life-saving test for cancer
Colorectal cancer has a 90 percent chance for a cure if it's found early, yet many are hesitant to get the cancer screenings that could be life saving.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Colon Cancer Screening
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Not Everyone Needs Probiotics, Suggests Study of Hunter-Gatherer Guts
Gut response. These Hadza women have different gut bacteria than Hadza men, probably because they eat a lot of high-fiber tuberous root vegetables.
University of Florida News
To kill a tumor: UF physicians target the genes of lung, colon cancers
University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source.
WSJM-AM Saint Joseph
The "Big Colon" Opens For Viewing
As part of a presentation on cancer research, a giant, inflatable colon will be on display this Friday at Niles High School.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Chappaqua Daily Voice
Northern Westchester Hospital Surgeon Discusses Colonoscopy
Dr. Jerald Wishner, co-director of the Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Medical Director of the Colorectal Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital and leading colorecral cancer surgeon, shares his thoughts on the importance of colonoscopy screenings on Northern Westchester Hospital's blog .
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
Older Patients at Risk After Colon Surgery
Patients 65 years or older are at increased risk of suffering complications after colorectal cancer surgeries, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery .
Website information on colon cancer too complex, fails to address key concerns
April 14, 2014 - Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and doesn't address the appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologists suggests.
Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer...
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Coburn: 'I'll whip' prostate cancer
In an interview broadcast Sunday night on C-SPAN, Coburn said the notion that he is retiring due to the cancer is false, saying he made the decision to leave the Senate "about four months" before he learned that it had returned.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Portland's One Million Strong March helps raise awareness for colon cancer prevention
Although the subject matter was serious, it seemed fitting that an event to fight colon cancer included a good deal of rump shaking.
*Colonoscopies vs. DNA signatures to diagnose colorectal polyps*
People over 50 know they have to undergo a colonoscopy periodically to find and eliminate precancerous growths in the colon to prevent the development of deadly colon cancer.
Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b in a...
Recently, necrotizing fasciitis has been reported in patients treated with bevacizumab, usually secondary to wound healing complications, gastrointestinal perforations, or fistula formation.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
CTCA Oncologist Talks About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. today.
B.C. premier appoints new agriculture minister to replace ill politician
British Columbia's new agriculture minister will be sworn in Friday to replace a politician who is battling colon cancer.
House Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing
Chairman Miller and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today to discuss preventable medical errors at has issued many reports that have addressed circumstances that led to patient harm, including death at VA medical centers .
Thu Apr 10, 2014
An enhanced view: 3D-glasses used in the operating room
From the movies to home theaters and now the operating room -- surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are using 3D technology to see like they've never seen before while operating.
Jerusalem researchers discover how cancerous tumors become resistant to drugs
In what has been called a "breakthrough" discovery, Hebrew University Medical Faculty researchers have identified a process in which cancer cells become resistant to certain drugs, leading to a reliable prediction which patients will be helped by chemotherapy and recover and which the drugs will not help.