Colorectal cancer statistics, 2017

Despite dramatic reductions in overall colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, striking disparities by age, race, and tumor subsite remain. That’s according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics and its companion publication, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, published every three years by the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In ...

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US workers without paid sick leave more likely to forego preventive health care

New study shows paid sick leave is key for using preventive care services: Workers without paid sick leave 1.6 times less likely to get a flu shot More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task ...

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DOCTORS URGE PATIENTS TO EMBRACE LIFESAVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

ASGE’s theme for National Colorectal Cancer Month The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) again this year to ask people age 50 and older to embrace colorectal cancer (CRC) screening as part of their wellness plan. ASGE represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening. The 2017 partnership is a part ...

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CORI² Endoscopy Software Offers New Pediatrics Module Based on Data From Nearly 100,000 Pediatric Procedures

Building on an unprecedented level of clinical data as well as the direct feedback of doctors from around the world, the Clinical Outcomes Reporting Informatics (CORI2) software offers a one-of-a-kind module designed specifically with pediatric patients in mind. Featuring over 20 unique pediatric enhancements, the CORI2 software is leading the way in patient-focused quality management software. “Pediatric endoscopy can present a ...

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Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

Study examines how microbes can influence microRNA to trigger tumor growth Gut microbes can influence the growth of colon cancer, though little is known about how they trigger the disease. A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific ...

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