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30 min ago | 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.

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

1 hr ago | 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.

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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 www.castleconnolly.com , as well as in a wide variety of printed directories, partner publications and on partner/affiliate websites.

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

Newswise

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Pancreatic Cancer

Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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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 .

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

Health.com

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.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Phillymag.com

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.

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Related Topix: Colon Cancer, Health, University of Pennsylvania

Tue Aug 26, 2014

NewsTarget.com

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.

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

TVSPY

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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

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