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2012-04-04 21:10:17

Embarrassment, social stigma may discourage use of lifesaving tests A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that obese white women may be less likely than normal-weight counterparts and African-Americans of any weight or gender to seek potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening tests. Results of this study follow the same Johns Hopkins group's previous research suggesting that obese white women also are less likely to arrange for mammograms, which screen for breast cancer, and...

2012-04-04 12:16:00

Anurag Singh, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine has been invited to present his recent work on targeted therapeutics for colon cancer at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Singh's seminar, scheduled for Tuesday April 3rd, will be featured in the "Late-Breaking Abstracts Mini-Symposium". This highlights recent and provocative groundbreaking research in cancer...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

Not-for-profit organization PCC announces that Manhattan's Physician Group, Staten Island Physician Practice P.C., and the Queens Long Island Medical Group will receive the prestigious 2012 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Not-for-profit organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Manhattan's Physician Group, Staten Island Physician Practice P.C., and the Queens Long Island Medical Group will receive the prestigious 2012...

2012-03-13 22:35:21

Among hospitals in Ontario, Canada, those with higher levels of spending, which included higher intensity nursing and greater use of specialists and procedures, had an associated lower rate of deaths, hospital readmissions, and better quality of care for severely ill hospitalized patients, according to a study in the March 14 issue of JAMA. Studies have investigated whether higher health care spending produces better patient outcomes and higher quality of care, with conflicting evidence in...

2012-03-09 00:47:32

Colon cancer is largely preventable as long as a person gets screened appropriately, said a gastroenterologist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite new options for screening, there is plenty of evidence to support that a traditional colonoscopy is still the best method of prevention, said Dr. Bincy Abraham, assistant professor of medicine — gastroenterology at BCM. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It serves as an...

2012-03-08 01:06:00

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases. The study by Edward A. Levine, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the surgical oncology service at Wake Forest Baptist, is the result of gene analysis of cases covering a 10-year period. It appears in the early online edition of the April issue of the Journal of the American College...


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