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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.
19 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:31 pm
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