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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...

2014-02-25 12:24:41

Fun "Dress in Blue Eve" Event at Breckenridge Brewery Kicks Off Colonoscopy Awareness Effort DENVER, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The public and highly visible television anchors and reporters are being urged to Dress in Blue on on Friday, March 7, 2014 in support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March). The Denver City and County Building and the Daniels & Fisher Tower will be illuminated with blue lights in recognition of the month. Colorectal cancer, often...

2014-02-24 12:24:09

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jesus Esquivel, MD, FACS, National Director of HIPEC Research and Medical Director, International Oncology Initiatives for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, has been selected to make two oral presentations at the 67th Society for Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium, taking place March 12-15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The symposium is a leading international scientific meeting that offers attendees the opportunity to...

2014-02-21 23:03:28

BerriHealth continues to support research for the neuroendocrine tumor and carcinoid cancer community. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 BerriHealth, a leader in providing high-quality black raspberry powder for clinical trials and directly to consumers online, has donated a portion of their 2013 sales to New Orleans Louisiana Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialists (NOLANETS), led by Dr. Eugene Woltering. The program is a collaborative effort between the Louisiana State University...

2014-02-14 23:04:29

From Patient to Survivor: Author’s Medical Background and Own Cancer Experience Provides Insight and Inspiration for Rare Type of Cancer San Francisco (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Over 90% of all carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors are incorrectly diagnosed and treated for the wrong disease. Maria Gonzalez, MSN, FNP/PA-C, hopes to help reverse this trend by increasing the awareness of this rare and poorly understood type of cancer. Her new book, “But You Look So Good… Stories by...

2014-02-04 12:27:40

Program goal is improved understanding of individual risk for recurrence in patients diagnosed with early stage melanoma FRIENDSWOOD, Texas, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Biosciences Inc., a leading developer of diagnostic and prognostic tests for rare cancers, today announced the launch of an educational program dedicated to the information needs of Stage I and II skin (cutaneous) melanoma patients and their caregivers. The program kicks off with the launch of an animated...

2014-02-04 11:16:21

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, know as "FITs", also finds that the tests will correctly identify about 94...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

FDA Clears The Path For Colon Camera Pill
2014-02-03 11:01:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uncomfortable, but a medically important procedure – many colonoscopies cannot be completed due to physiological reasons or a patient’s history of complexities and procedures in their abdomen. A camera-in-a-pill device from Given Imaging that recently received federal approval could change how colonoscopies are performed and possibly lower the rate of incomplete colonoscopies. "PillCam COLON will improve patient care by offering...

2014-01-31 23:00:10

The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded grants of $10,000 each to four community organizations around the United States that support underserved communities. These groups run programs focusing on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Four community organizations on the front lines of the battle against cancer will receive a total of $40,000 in grants for cancer prevention education programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced. Each of the...


Latest Gastrointestinal cancer Reference Libraries

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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