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3 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago |

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Curing cancer naturally - Four inspiring stories of healing disease with diet

As terrifying as a diagnosis of cancer can be, stories of individuals taking their health into their own hands, and defeating so-called 'terminal' illness through natural methods are common.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Colon Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Nutrition


NY1 Anchor Roma Torre Taking Leave After Cancer Diagnosis

The New York Daily News reports that NY1 anchor and theater critic Roma Torre has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be taking a leave of absence from the Time Warner Cable News station.


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

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Higher Rates

Health-care experts blame smoking and obesity for higher rates of certain cancers in Fulton and Montgomery counties compared to the state averages.


Related Topix: Montgomery County, NY, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer

Beckers ASC Review

How one program is bringing bundled payments to colorectal cancer screening

Bundled payments, whether maligned or sought after, are coming to healthcare. While this payment model seems relatively new, some programs have been successfully running for years.


Medical News Today

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast cancer , cervical cancer , and colorectal cancer .


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health Insurance

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KTVK Phoenix

Health news: FDA approves at-home colon cancer test

Both testing for and talking about colon cancer can be a little uncomfortable. But a newly approved test could help make it a little less invasive to tackle this deadly disease.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Medicine


Diem Brown faces cancer for the third time

Diem Brown, known for roles in reality shows such as MTV's The Challenge , has been diagnosed with colon cancer.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer

The Baltimore Sun

Dr. Ben Carson named chairman of Frederick biotech Vaccinogen

Former Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Ben Carson has been named chairman of the board of Frederick biotechnology company Vaccinogen Inc., which also announced Monday it received a commitment of up to $80 million from a Swedish investor.


Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Colon Cancer


'Challenge' Fans Use Diem Brown's Own MedGift To...

Cancer survivor and MedGift founder Diem Brown has devoted her life to helping those who face medical hardships, but now, upon her third cancer diagnosis , it's she who's getting a very heartening helping hand.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health


Exact Sciences Announces Mayo Clinic as First Healthcare System to Offer Cologuard

News Conference Advisory: An audio news conference is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. EDT/10 a.m. CDT.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, EXACT Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Food and Drug Administration

Sys-Con Media

Vaccinogen Completes Initial Closing of an $80 Million Financing

In a previous Phase III study, OncoVAXA reduced recurrence of cancer from approximately one in three to one in ten Stage , MD, a noted pediatric neurosurgeon and existing Vaccinogen Medical Advisory Board member, has been appointed to the Board of Directors and named Chairman of the Board.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Oncology, Medicine, Colon Cancer, Health

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Medicaid Reimbursements: The More Doctors Get Paid, The More Likely They Do Cancer Screening

Cancer screening is one of the controversial aspects of health care; America has long had a 'defensive medicine' problem, where in some cases doctors and hospitals run many unnecessary tests to check off the boxes so that if something does go wrong, lawyers won't be shedding tears in court about how the greedy or incompetent medical community ruins ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine

Denver Post

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation presents 2014 Distinction Awards

Lennee Mozia and her father, Dr. Nelson Mozia, recipient of the CCFA's John S. Sable Lifetime Achievement Award.


Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health, Medicine, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Newman University, Wake Forest University, Entertainment

Sat Aug 23, 2014

San Marino Tribune

New Colorectal Surgery Institute at Methodist

Methodist Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the new Colorectal Surgery Institute at Methodist Hospital, located on the sixth floor of the Santa Anita Medical Plaza, 301 Huntington Drive, Suite 618 .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Crohn's Disease


Custodio: On being Catholic

WHENEVER I am in Manila, I always try to visit Padre Pio's chapel in Libis. It has become a staple destination during my visits to the Metro.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014


PEOPLE: MTV Challenges Diem Brown Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

Over the course of nine years, Diem Brown has displayed incredible strength and courage as she battled ovarian cancer not once, but twice.


Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer

JD Supra

FDA Approves Cancer Screening Test as First Device Under Parallel Review Pilot

On August 11, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued a premarket approval for Exact Sciences' Cologuard, a colorectal cancer screening test, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed national coverage determination for Cologuard on the same day.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health, Medicare, Medicaid, Marketing


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