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Latest Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer Stories

2014-04-01 13:06:26

Bottom Line: Taking low doses of aspirin (which inhibits platelet function) after a colon cancer diagnosis appears to be associated with better survival if the tumor cells express HLA class I antigen. Author: Marlies S. Reimers, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Background: Prior research has suggested aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis might improve survival. Although the precise mechanism of aspirin's anti-cancer effect is unknown,...

2014-03-21 23:01:36

To protect families and save lives, western Governors have proclaimed March 22, 2014 Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in their states. They encourage people to learn their family history of cancers and discuss it with their physicians, for early diagosis and treatment of hereditary cancers. Laughlin, NV (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 United States Governors have proclaimed Saturday, March 22nd, Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in the southwestern states of Nevada,...

2014-03-08 23:02:37

Governor John Kasich has proclaimed March 22, 2014 Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in the State of Ohio. It is the 11th state to officially proclaim that date during the 2014 National Campaign sponsored by cancer survivors, previvors and others involved in advocacy of the hereditary cancers of Lynch syndrome. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 For the third year in a row, Governor John Kasich of Ohio has joined Governors of other states in proclaiming March 22, 2014,...

2014-02-26 08:29:58

Company Supports March's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Participating in the One Million Strong Screening Event in New York City on March 3 MADISON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced new pathology and blood test offerings to help identify and assess an individual's risk of Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), an inherited...

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...

2013-10-22 12:27:56

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, has given the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation/CGA-ICC Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award to Deborah Cragun. The award is given to the top-ranking abstract submitted by a trainee or junior faculty member. It gave Cragun $2,000 to cover the registration and travel expenses...

2013-10-15 23:27:36

Screening precancerous polyps can help identify at-risk patients before cancer develops. Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the leading pathology services provider that collaborates to make patients and practices better, is pleased to announce the results of a screening program implemented in 2010 which tests pre-cancerous polyps for DNA mismatch repair (MMR) abnormalities. Throughout this program, MLS leveraged its unique expertise and systematic approach to...

2013-09-18 23:26:46

An increased presence at ACG 2013 provides an opportunity to showcase Miraca's new solutions for healthier patients, and a healthier practice. IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences, the leading pathology services provider that collaborates to make patients and practices better, today announced that it will have a significant presence at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG tradeshow), the annual scientific meeting for GI professionals October 11 –...

2013-08-29 23:00:17

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed annually and 14,000 die from the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. Expert Available for Interview David A. Fishman, MD, Professor and Fellowship Director in the...

2013-06-19 23:17:29

Nineteen gene panel provides the most comprehensive hereditary cancer analysis clinically available. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Ethigen announced today the US launch of their expanded BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service, providing next-generation sequencing (NGS) and rearrangement analysis of both genes. Analysis is available individually, or as part of an expanded hereditary cancer panel, including full coverage of up to seventeen additional genes with known links to cancer risk:...