Now more than ever, we are reminded that health and wellness should always be a top priority. National Women’s Health Month and Mother’s Day, both celebrated in May, are important reminders that women can take control of their health by making feasible lifestyle choices and focusing on preventive care to lower the risk of certain cancers.
Rock Musicians Rufus Wainwright, Lisa Loeb, Tim Reynolds and More to Perform Free Virtual Concert for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
The American College of Gastroenterology Invites All to “Tune It Up: A Concert To Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer” Free Webstream Event Open to All on March 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm EDT
Researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has received $400,000 in awards to help identify and overcome multi-level factors such as patient, health professionals and clinic systems affecting optimal use of colorectal cancer preventative screening options for patients with elevated medical and social risks throughout the United States.
UVA Health’s Cynthia M. Yoshida, MD, is one of six winners of a national award recognizing healthcare providers and institutions for their work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates.
The American College of Gastroenterology has issued updated evidence-based screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC), including a new recommendation to begin CRC screening at age 45 for average risk adults. Key updates include recommendations for screening individuals with family history of CRC or polyps, guidance on the use of aspirin to reduce the risk of CRC, quality indicators for adenoma detection rate and colonoscopy withdrawal time, as well as suggestions about evidence-based interventions to boost screening rates, especially among African Americans. The authors distinguish between one-step screening tests, such as colonoscopy, and two-step screening tests that require colonoscopy, if positive, in order to complete the screening process.
Putting the Spotlight on Colorectal Cancer Risk and Prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer…
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Experts Available to Discuss Colorectal Cancer Topics through March
Various specialists from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are available for comment on colorectal cancer topics during the month of March to highlight colorectal cancer awareness month.
By making it the default to send colorectal cancer screening tests to patients’ homes unless they opted out via text message, screening rates increased by more than 1,000 percent
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Expert Addresses Revised Age Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening
New Brunswick, N.J., October 28, 2020 – The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has…
To Reduce Colorectal Cancer Disparities among African American Men, More Intervention Research Is Urgently Needed
African American men have the lowest five-year survival rate for colorectal cancer (CRC) out of any other racial group. A major factor is low adherence to recommended early detection screening. Yet published research on effective strategies to increase screening for this group specifically are minimal. These findings were published today in PLOS ONE.
March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders
The March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features evidence-based articles related to complementary and alternative medicine therapies for functional GI disorders, a new ACG Clinical Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Chronic Pancreatitis, opioid-related constipation, and more.
Expert discusses the importance of colon cancer screenings for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Patrick A. Hyatt, M.D., is a highly skilled specialist with The Center for Heartburn and…