Affordable Care Act increases screening, early diagnosis of certain cancers
5/17/2017 An uptake in cancer screening after implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 has shifted the diagnosis of breast, lung and colorectal cancers to an earlier, more treatable stage, according to data scheduled for presentation at the ASCO Annual ...
Colon Cancer Coalition Partnering with Olympus to Try to Increase the Disease's US Screening Rate
5/17/2017 The Colon Cancer Coalition, a nonprofit organization that encourages grassroots efforts to promote colon cancer awareness and screening, is partnering with Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) to try to achieve an 80 percent colon cancer screening ...
Cancer researcher launches site to help others navigate clinical trials
5/17/2017 mong patients with colon cancer, researcher Tom Marsilje 1 has made a name for himself by helping others learn about new clinical trials.
Washington University School of Medicine
5/17/2017 A national leader in the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer and the training of surgeons in this procedure, Mutch has served as colon and rectal surgery chief since 2015.
HEALTH MATTERS: Taking symptoms seriously is key to diagnosing colon cancer
5/17/2017 Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.
Survey finds colorectal cancer reported more commonly in individuals with unhealthy lifestyle
5/17/2017 Sunday, May 7, 2017, Cleveland: A Cleveland Clinic colon cancer risk assessment survey found that respondents who exercised more, followed a healthy diet and did not smoke were less likely to have a personal history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps.
New method more accurately models colorectal cancer
5/17/2017 Researchers have long struggled to develop preclinical models of colorectal cancer in which the disease forms in the correct anatomical location.
New CDC-funded portal to schedule free colon cancer screenings
5/17/2017 Imagine waiting months for a colorectal cancer screening, only for the appointment to fall between the cracks because of poor communication or, worse, being diagnosed with more advanced disease because of a long delay or lack of access to health care.
A counterintuitive finding that could benefit younger colorectal cancer patients Georgetown University Medical Center
5/17/2017 WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) -- Younger colon cancer patients appear to have more than three times as many mutations in their tumors as older patients, which could lead to more effective treatment decisions, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi ...
Olympus, Colon Cancer Coalition to target screening rates
5/17/2017 Olympus and the Colon Cancer Coalition are partnering on a public education and awareness scheme with the goal of raising the screening rate for colon cancer to 80%. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. According to ...