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  • Researchers Find New Way to Detect Colorectal Cancer
    LEXINGTON, Ky.—A unique new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Guo-Min Li and Libya Gu, in collaboration with Dr. Wei Yang at National Institutes of Health, reveals a novel mechanism explaining the previously unknown root cause of some ...More
    April 30, 2013 Posted in News
  • Can Virtual Colonoscopy Expand Screening to More Patients?
    PHILADELPHIA—In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) halted reimbursement for so-called “virtual colonoscopy" for routine colon-cancer screening in asymptomatic patients, in part due to concerns over how this procedure, computed tomography colonography ...More
    April 5, 2013 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Can Your Team Increase Colonoscopy Screening Rates?
    Your team members can do everything right. You can work well together, keep up to date on education and procedures and do those procedures perfectly. But what good is any of that to a person who never makes it in for a screening? ...More
    January 29, 2013 Posted in Blogs, Procedures
  • Calls and Mail Increase Colon-Cancer Screening Rates
    PHILADELPHIA—A mailing or phone call to help patients get screened for colorectal cancer significantly increases their chances of actually getting tested, according to a study published in the January issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention by researchers at ...More
    January 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Fewer Minorities Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer
    OMAHA, Neb.—A new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for colorectal cancer in the United States. ...More
    January 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study: Hispanics Most Likely to Avoid Cancer Screening
    TAMPA, Fla.—When researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues conducted a random telephone survey among blacks, whites and Hispanics, they found that Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to report that fear of being used as a “guinea pig" and lack of trust in medical ...More
    January 15, 2013 Posted in News
  • Rural Residents Less Likely to Get Screened for Colon Cancer
    SALT LAKE CITY—People who reside in rural areas of Utah are less likely to follow colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations than their urban counterparts, according to researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. ...More
    December 14, 2012 Posted in News
  • Groups Urge Congress to Pass Colorectal Screening Act
    WASHINGTON—A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology has reconfirmed that virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) is an effective screening tool for colorectal cancer in seniors age 65 and older. ...More
    July 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • How Often Should People Screen for Stomach Cancer?
    ATLANTA—A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from ...More
    July 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study: Unsedated Screening for Esophageal Disease is Safe
    OAK BROOK, Ill.—Researchers recently reported that unsedated transnasal endoscopy is a feasible, safe, and well-tolerated method to screen for esophageal disease in a primary care population. This study is the largest reported experience with transnasal endoscopy in the ...More
    May 15, 2012 Posted in News