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2014-03-06 23:30:28

Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the 3rd most common cancer in men and in women. Women’s Excellence routinely screens women after the age of 50 at their routine gynecological exam. Birmingham, Michigan (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 With colon cancer being one of the leading cancers in women, Women’s Excellence, now open in Birmingham, Clarkston, and Lake Orion, Michigan, routinely screens women over the age of 50 at their yearly...

2014-03-06 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grandmother Sherry Jansma had never faced a serious health problem. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO But in 2011, Sherry became one of the 150,000 Americans to be diagnosed that year with colon cancer after an at-home screening test came back positive. Just a few weeks prior, Sherry had opened her mailbox to find the screening test, called a Fecal Immunochemical Test, known as FIT, from Kaiser Permanente. The test sat on...

2014-03-05 08:30:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StopColonCancerNow.com is participating in the third annual National Colon Cancer Screening Day, a national effort to screen 2,014 first-time patients for colon cancer on Friday, March 7. The goal of Screening Day is to not only encourage those who have been delaying a colonoscopy to get screened, but also to motivate individuals to have a conversation with family members about their medical history....

2014-02-28 13:39:01

Study helps explain chronic inflammation in autoimmunity and cancer Activation of beta-catenin, the primary mediator of the ubiquitous Wnt signaling pathway, alters the immune system in lasting and harmful ways, a team of Chicago-based researchers demonstrate in the February 26, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine. An increase in beta-catenin in certain types of T cells—a class of white blood cells—causes chronic inflammation in the intestine and colon, eventually leading...

2014-02-27 23:36:57

Developed by a gastroenterologist, The Colon Vitamin™ uses a patent-pending delivery mechanism to provide optimal colon health. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 To coincide with the Colon Cancer Awareness month of March, SynerGI, Inc. launches The Colon Vitamin™, a dietary supplement to promote optimal colon health. The Colon Vitamin™ was developed by Dr. Frank Farrell, a board-certified gastroenterologist committed to colon cancer prevention. The Colon Vitamin™...

2014-02-27 08:28:32

New Ireland PSA Supports March's National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kathy Ireland is partnering with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), which represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening, on a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to encourage those 50 and over to undergo screening for colon cancer. Colon cancer kills approximately 50,000 people each year,...

2014-02-26 08:25:44

STOP Colon Cancer study addresses disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, included 869 patients who...

2014-02-25 23:27:02

“It’s important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing,” says Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist and director of The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United...

2014-02-20 04:21:29

WHIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare today announced that the company has begun to enroll patients in the COAST trial studying Stivarga(®) (regorafenib) tablets in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with resected liver metastases. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial is designed to determine the effects of Stivarga as adjuvant treatment following surgical removal of liver metastases.(1) "Patients with more advanced colorectal cancer often...

2014-01-28 12:29:12

Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer resistance to inhibitor drugs NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University has helped fund pivotal research in how to combat colon cancer and specifically cancer...


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