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2013-09-19 13:12:29

Study supports 10-year screening interval, with more frequent intervals if personal history of adenoma or family history of colorectal cancer According to a large, long-term study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 40% of all colorectal cancers might be prevented if people underwent regular colonoscopy screening. The new research also supports existing guidelines that recommend that people with an average risk of colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years. The...

2013-09-02 19:14:47

Gap with developing countries grows Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases – the leading causes of death globally – have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. But, according to a study that will be published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on 2 September, the gap in life expectancy between such women in rich and poor countries is growing. The WHO study, one of a collection of...

2013-08-12 23:17:56

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “MediPoint: In-vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. The prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction...

Cancer Risk Higher For Taller Women
2013-07-26 05:46:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Taller postmenopausal women are at greater risk for developing cancer, although other factors that influence height might also be involved, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The link was seen across a number of cancers, including breast, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovary, rectum, and thyroid, as well as multiple myeloma and melanoma. These associations did not...

2013-07-22 23:01:37

Study Published Today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Examines Data from 54% of Asian American Population Fremont, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Based on a comprehensive study that included more than half the Asian American population, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have produced the first ever analysis of national trends in cancer incidence among the eight largest Asian American groups. The researchers, led by CPIC Research Scientist...

2013-07-10 16:05:41

Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women. The study used data from the Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS) Phase III, a program of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Scientists found that among White women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay. Both...

2013-07-09 23:20:45

BuildYourEMR helps Missouri Cancer Registry to become the first in the country to enable direct reporting by Physician Practice to the registry utilizing Direct Protocol. OFallon, MO (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC) is one of the two state cancer registries in the country to be funded as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Comparative Effectiveness Research activities through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

2013-07-03 15:11:13

Mothers commonly talk to their children about genetic test results even if they test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. That is among the findings of a new study from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, which also suggests mothers who don't discuss their test results are unsatisfied with that decision. "We know from women we've counseled at Georgetown that one of their main considerations...


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