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Continued efforts needed to prevent rise in colon cancer

Continued efforts needed to prevent rise in colon cancer
October 23, 2017

ORLANDO — Evidence of successful efforts in colon cancer prevention exist; however, the increasing incidence among a younger population is alarming and continued efforts are needed to combat the incidence and mortality associated with this devastating disease, according to a lecturer at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017.

“Progress has been made — we have seen a real increase in colorectal screening rates from about 30% in 2000, when Katie Couric first went on the air as a public advocate and when the first roundtable was formed, to more than 70% in certain places across the United States,” Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, of the NYU Langone Medical Center, said during The Emily Couric Memorial Lecture. “This is something that has given me the most gratification — knowing that our efforts are working.”

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Free texting service keeps patients’ families updated during cancer surgeries

October 20, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A simple, no-cost text message service at a cancer center in Detroit has helped keep families of surgical patients informed and reduce their…
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Fewer newly diagnosed patients with cancer lack insurance after ACA

October 19, 2017
Uninsurance rates among patients newly diagnosed with cancer dropped one-third during the Affordable Care Act’s first year of implementation, according to study…
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Esophageal cancer in first-degree relative increases Barrett’s risk

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who have a first-degree relative with esophageal adenocarcinoma are at 5.5-fold increased risk for progression to…
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Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Assessment of immune checkpoint blockade inhibitors in the treatment of bladder cancer have demonstrated significant…
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Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt ‘paying it forward’ through campaign to support patients with cancer

September 21, 2017
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European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

European Society for Medical Oncology Congress

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Melanoma: Clinical Updates and Multidisciplinary Strategies

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Incidence rates of melanoma in the United States continue to rise, with an estimated 87,110 new cases being diagnosed…
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