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4 hrs ago | Tribune-Chronicle

Warren woman heads to D.C. for cancer cure

A Warren woman is among more than 600 cancer patients, volunteers and survivors in Washington this week to call on Congress to make finding a cure a top priority. Donna Shaw will participate in the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Shaw (Washington, DC), Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health

19 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Anchorman Dave Benton is dying of brain cancer: May be dead in six months

Illinois news anchor Dave Benton of WCIA-TV tells viewers he's dying of brain cancer and only has four to six months to live. Illinois news anchorman Dave Benton of WCIA-TV is dying of brain cancer: Will be dead in 4-6 months, he says Illinois news anchorman Dave Benton of WCIA-TV is dying of brain cancer: Will be dead in 4-6 months, he says Dave Benton, an anchorman with WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois, revealed in a heartbreaking news segment that he's dying of brain cancer and has only four to six months left to live, People reported Saturday.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Champaign, IL, Colon Cancer

23 hrs ago | AlertNet

Toronto mayor Rob Ford says God "wants him somewhere else"

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumor was "not good." Ford, a larger-than-life figure who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized earlier in the week after having unbearable abdominal pains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colon Cancer, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

AlertNet

Toronto mayor Rob Ford says God "wants him somewhere else"

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who this week dropped out of the city's mayoral race only to be replaced by his elder brother, on Saturday said in a newspaper interview that the early diagnosis from an abdominal tumor was "not good." Ford, a larger-than-life figure who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized earlier in the week after having unbearable abdominal pains.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colon Cancer, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Factors ID'd for CRC risk stratification with positive FIT

Fecal hemoglobin concentration, sex, and age can be used to classify the risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia among individuals with positive results from fecal immunochemical tests , according to a study published in the September issue of Gastroenterology . Josep M. Auge, M.D., from Hospital ClA nic in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues retrospectively analyzed data from a consecutive series of 3,109 participants with positive results from FITs .

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Related Topix: Health, Spain, World News,

KDWN

Med director out at clinic that treated Rivers

The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic. A spokeswoman for Yorkville Endoscopy said Friday that Dr. Lawrence Cohen is no longer the facility's medical director, nor is he performing procedures there.

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Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Beckers ASC Review

Will CMS cover virtual colonoscopy?

In the wake of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services decision to cover the colorectal cancer test Cologuard, the American College of Radiology sent a letter urging CMS to cover virtual colonoscopy. Cologuard was approved under a new joint approval process with the FDA.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid, Health

Patch.com

World Sepsis Day: Learn to Spot the Signs

Tomorrow is World Sepsis Day, an opportunity to turn the spotlight on a devastating disease that is common but unfamiliar. Once it takes hold, up to a third of patients die from it, says the Sepsis Alliance.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer

Freshnews

Genomic Health Announces Publication of Colon Cancer Cost-Effectiveness Study in PharmacoEconomics

Genomic Health, Inc. today announced that PharmacoEconomics published positive results from a health economic analysis suggesting that use of the Oncotype DX colon cancer test may result in a significant reduction in direct medical costs and improve patient quality of life by helping them avoid side effects of unnecessary treatment. "By providing quantitative information which has not been available with conventional measures, as demonstrated in this analysis, the Oncotype DX colon cancer test is likely to lead to both savings in direct medical costs and improved patient well-being," said Steven Alberts, M.D., chair, division of Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Colon Cancer, Startups, Genomic Health, Oncology, Breast Cancer

Examiner.com

Diem Brown talks 25-pound cancer weight loss and chemotherapy: Has colostomy bag

Diem Brown is grateful to be alive as she battles her third round of cancer, but lost 25 pounds during the past month and now weighs a frail 100 pounds. Brown underwent two emergency surgeries to remove cancer from her colon and stomach and faces a long recovery ahead, including chemotherapy, People reported Thursday.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer

Reuters

Lilly colon cancer drug succeeds in late stage study

Eli Lilly and Co said its colon cancer drug extended survival compared to a placebo, in a late stage trial. The study tested the drug, ramucirumab in combination with chemotherapy, against a placebo plus chemotherapy, in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic colon cancer.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry

Hispanic Business

DiagnoCure announces results for third quarter of 2014

"This important milestone about reimbursement, the PCA3 test inclusion in American and European guidelines, and several business-related actions taken in the last months lead us to believe that shareholders should expect a positive impact on PCA3 future sales and royalties," said Dr. , President and Chief Medical Officer of the Corporation. The results of the VITAR II retrospective clinical study of the Previstage GCC test were published in the confirmed that the GCC status in lymph nodes of 366 stage II colon cancer patients can classify up to 60% of them as having a very low risk of recurrence at five years suggesting, that these patients may gain little benefit from toxic adjuvant chemotherapy.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medicine

GlobeNewswire

Redefining high risk patients with stage II colon cancer

Exiqon A/S today announced the publication of data from a population based study of 554 patients with stage II colon cancer, using the company's proprietary miRCURY LNAa Universal RT microRNA PCR platform to validate the prognostic value of microRNA-21 based on tissue sections from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tumour blocks . End-points were overall survival and recurrence free cancer specific survival .

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

GastroHep.com

Physician assessment of complex colon polyps

A study in this month's American Journal of Gastroenterology reports on the physician assessment and management of complex colon polyps. Dr Aziz Adam and colleagues from Illinois, USA presented as an oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week, May 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine, Health

The Winnipeg Free Press

Dr. Zane Cohen, an internationally recognized colorectal surgeon at...

The status of Rob Ford's health - and his political future - remained in limbo Thursday as doctors said it would be another week before they know the biopsy results of a "fair sized" tumour found in the mayor's abdomen. "He is resting comfortably, he has some pain, we are giving him some pain medication for that," said Dr. Zane Cohen, an internationally recognized colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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AlertNet

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has tumor, election campaign up in air

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Related Topix: Drugs, Colon Cancer, Health

InsideHalton.com

Ontarians to receive cancer screening program information

Through a direct mail correspondence campaign, Cancer Care Ontario is again reaching out to eligible men and women, encouraging them to get screened for breast, colorectal and, for the first time, cervical cancer. Previously, letters were used to remind eligible Ontarians to get screened for breast and colorectal cancer, but with the addition of cervical cancer screening letters, all three screening programs in the province are now sending letters directly to eligible men and women encouraging them to get checked.

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Related Topix: Ontario (Ontario, CA), Medicine, Cervical Cancer

Hispanic Business

Study Data from University of Limoges Update Knowledge of Colon...

Microwave electric fields have the capability to penetrate inside cells and interact with their intracellular content." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the , "Hence, measuring cell electrical properties in the Gigahertz frequency spectrum may allow distinguishing intracellular differences between cells without requiring any labeling or denaturation.

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Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

With little info in the public domain, Rob Ford's illness and prognosis unclear

The information provided by the hospital caring for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday evening was very vague - likely deliberately so. A CT scan had revealed the mayor had a tumour in his abdomen.

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Related Topix: Health, Colon Cancer, Appendicitis

The London Free Press

Rob Ford's treatment could take weeks at least: Doctor

Mayor Rob Ford could be off the campaign trail for weeks even in the best case scenario, says a Toronto ER doctor. "At the bare minimum, it would have to take him out of the campaign for some period of time," Belchetz said.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health

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