News tagged with cancer control

CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care

When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, ...

Nov 25, 2013
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CDC suggests ways to increase CRC screening rates

(HealthDay)—Various approaches should be implemented to increase the use of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests, according to the November issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Nov 06, 2013
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Lighting up can bring you down in colorectal surgery

Infection, pneumonia, blood clots and kidney failure are all possible complications after any major surgery. A new study shows that smoking boosts the risk of such complications following some of the most common colorectal ...

Sep 24, 2013
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Unexpected use of former cancer drug

Researchers at Lund University have unexpectedly discovered that an old cancer drug can be used to prevent rejection of transplanted tissue. The researchers now have high hopes that their discovery could lead to new treatments ...

Aug 29, 2013
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