Can Women Wait for First Colonoscopy?

Evidence that adenomas (polyps) develop later in women than in men has experts asking whether women can wait until they are sixty to be screened for colorectal cancer. Some disagree.  They point out that while women’s risk is smaller in their fifties that possibility still exists.  Obesity, being African American, and having diabetes also increases risk…  Read More

Annual Report 2011

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Talk to Your Family During the Holidays

When the family is gathered on Thanksgiving or during the upcoming holidays, have a difficult — but critical — talk together. You can save anguish and conflict when a family member is close to death by knowing what their wishes are.  You can help your family know what you want, as well.  The Engage with Grace…  Read More

Fun and Footsore at ASCO

When I finally got on the big bus yesterday from my hotel to the Orange County Convention Center where the ASCO meeting is being held, I realized how excited I was, how much this annual event is looked forward to by doctors and patients alike. Will there be a blockbuster new drug this year for colorectal…  Read More

Colorado Legislature Marks Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday was lump in the throat day! I was at the Colorado capitol  watching when a resolution was passed in both the Senate and House of Representatives declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  While March is recognized nationally by the United State Congress, watching it happen in one of the many states who also help raise…  Read More

President's Cancer Panel Recommends National Priority for Cancer

In a new report Maximizing Our Nation’s Investment in Cancer:Three Crucial Actions for America’s Health the President’s Cancer Panel makes three recommendations to the President that they feel are critical to the battle against cancer in the United States. Make reducing the cancer burden a national priority. Ensure that all Americans have timely access to needed…  Read More