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Postdiagnosis body mass index and risk of mortality in colorectal...

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Grand Island Pennysaver

State Department of Health awards county cancer services program to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected by the New York State Department of Health to administer the Niagara County Cancer Services Program.


Related Topix: Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara County, NY, Medicine

What are the lesser-known risk factors of colorectal cancer?

In the past week, I've heard that two people-a much-beloved high school teacher and a college friend's father-were each diagnosed with devastating late-stage colorectal cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Examiner, Colon Cancer

Business Journal

Falls hospital adds cancer screening program

The hospital was selected by the State Department of Health to administer the county's cancer services program, previously operated by the Niagara County Department of Public Health.


Related Topix: Niagara County, NY, Medicine

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Doctor's orders: Talk about death

Chicago journalist Carlos Hernandez Gomez , a former WBEZ staffer died from colon cancer in 2010.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health

New York Post

Roma Torre doing well after colon cancer surgery

Down but not out, NY1 anchor Roma Torre put on a brave face Thursday after undergoing surgery to remove a malignant tumor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Roma Torre, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Customer Interaction Solutions

Exact Sciences to participate in Baird's 2014 Health Care Conference

Exact Sciences Corp. today announced that the company will participate in Baird's 2014 Health Care Conference in New York.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, EXACT Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Dr. William Harb is recognized among Castle Connolly's Top...

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes its list of Castle Connolly Top DoctorsA at , as well as in a wide variety of printed directories, partner publications and on partner/affiliate websites.


Related Topix: Docusate, Stool Softeners (generic), Crohn's Disease, Health


Medicare Approval of DNA Colorectal Cancer Test Should Lead to Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

The evidence standard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services used to approve Medicare coverage of a stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test , under a new joint approval process with the Food and Drug Administration, should be applied to CT colonography and other CRC screening exams.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine, Medicaid, Colon Cancer

Medical Daily

Despite High Prevalence Of Major Depression, Few Cancer Patients Get Appropriate Treatment

Three-quarters of cancer patients with major depression do not receive treatment.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology

Portland Tribune

Legacy Cancer Institute reports high rates of late-stage colorectal...

Legacy Cancer Institute has released data on the number of late-stage colorectal cancer cases being diagnosed as a result of emergency department admissions.


Related Topix: Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Drug shows promise for subset of stage III colon cancer patients

A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Gastroenterology, Medicine, Carac, Efudex, Fluorouracil (generic), Adrucil, Fluorouracil (generic), University of Washington

PhysOrg Weblog

Fewer die from colorectal cancer

This group of patients may therefore need less frequent colonoscopic surveillance than what is common today.


Related Topix: Pancreatic Cancer

Diem Brown battles colon cancer: Hysterectomy ends pregnancy dreams

Diem Brown is grateful to be alive after undergoing an emergency hysterectomy for colon cancer, but her dreams of pregnancy and childbirth are gone forever, People reported Wednesday.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer

Medical News Today

New approach to treating cancer: personalized radiation therapy...

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center is finding new ways to use individualized, internal radiation delivered in the operating room immediately after a cancer tumor is removed.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Record

Matilda N. Hagan | Mercy Medical Center

Matilda N. Hagan , M.D., has joined The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases, The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center .


Related Topix: Mercy Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Crohn's Disease, Health

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health


Pilot program aims to improve cancer screening, specialty care in community health centers

Three locations will each receive $100,000 in funding to launch pilot programs to improve colorectal cancer screening rates and follow-up care for patients served by community health centers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society

Beckers ASC Review

Cologuard's role: Where the colorectal cancer test fits in GI after FDA approval

Earlier this month, the FDA approved Cologuard, the noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer from Exact Sciences.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Undy Run | Photo courtesy Colon Cancer Alliance

If you had a blast at Cupid's Undie Run earlier this year, consider stripping down once again for the Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk on September 13th.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, University of Pennsylvania


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