Protect Kids from Fentanyl Pain Patches

The FDA reminds patients who use fentanyl patches for pain to take special care storing, using, and discarding them. Recently the FDA evaluated 26 cases of children’s accidents that involved the patches including 10 deaths and 12 hospitalizations. Sixteen children were under two years of…

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Dole Salad Salmonella Alert

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling over 750 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012. While no illness has yet been associated with eating the salads, a random sample collected by the State of New York found contamination with…

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Giving Patients a Screening Choice Matters

When patients  were offered a choice of colorectal cancer screening with either FOBT or colonoscopy, they were significantly more likely to complete that screening than when their doctors recommended only FOBT or only colonoscopy. Nearly 1000 racially and ethnically diverse patients in urban primary care practices…

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Do You Need that Test? Wise Choices from Gastroenterologists

How soon should average risk people get another colorectal cancer screening after they have a normal colonoscopy? No sooner than 10 years, the American Gastroenterological Association recommends as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign. The AGA’s list of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question…

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Disappointing Results for Perifosine

Perifosine was no better than a placebo in improving survival time for people with late-stage colorectal cancer according to a news release from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals. Despite success in a smaller Phase II clinical trial, the X-PECT Phase III trial failed to meet its primary objective…

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Watch Fight Colorectal Cancer Ring the NASDAQ Bell

Fight Colorectal Cancer President Carlea Bauman was joined by staff, survivors, advocates and fighters to “get behind a cure” and ring the NASDAQ closing bell. We ring the bell to bring attention that colorectal cancer is the number two cancer killer in America. We need…

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March 22: Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Public Awareness Day

Fight those Cougars! Colon, ovarian, uterine, gastric, renal, and skin cancer. All Lynch syndrome related cancers, and all significantly increased in families with Lynch syndrome mutations. Brain and small bowel cancer risks are also higher. In addition, new evidence finds that pancreatic and breast cancer…

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Treatment Costs Extra Hard for Young Colon Cancer Patients

Although nearly four out of ten stage III colon cancer patients had serious financial problems during treatment, treatment related expenses were particularly hard on patients under fifty.  After taking all factors into account, young patients were more than fifty times times more likely to experience…

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