Oncology & Cancer

Benefits of gene-specific approaches to colon cancer surveillance

Regenstrief Research Scientist Jennifer K. Maratt, M.D., M.S., co-authored a commentary in Gastroenterology about the benefits of gene-specific surveillance colonoscopy strategies for Lynch Syndrome, an inherited syndrome ...

Oncology & Cancer

What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

Screening for colorectal cancer is now recommended for all people, beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its guidelines to begin screening five years earlier because ...

Oncology & Cancer

Red meat intake, poor education linked to colorectal cancer

A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that several non-genetic factors—including greater red meat intake, lower educational attainment, and heavier alcohol use—are associated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study finds disparities in colorectal cancer screenings

Patients with one or more health conditions are more likely to be screened for colorectal cancer than those without comorbidities, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. However, patients with five ...

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