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Medicaid: do differing state reimbursement policies affect cancer screening?

August 25, 2014 - 07:00
New research examining state-specific differences in Medicaid policies may be having an impact on screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

Discovery of crucial step in DNA repair could lead to new therapies

August 20, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists at Washington State University have identified a crucial step in DNA repair that could lead to targeted gene therapy for hereditary diseases such as "children of the moon" and a common...

Sanofi launches authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection)

August 14, 2014 - 09:00
Sanofi US has announced that it has launched an authorized generic version of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin injection) through Winthrop US, the company's generics division.

FDA approves first non-invasive DNA screening test for colorectal cancer

August 13, 2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the...

Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and rate of death

August 12, 2014 - 20:00
Among about 100,000 study participants, screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in a reduced incidence and rate of death of colorectal cancer, compared to no screening, according to a study...

Fast, low-cost technique 'makes effective anti-cancer molecules'

August 12, 2014 - 07:00
A quick and inexpensive method to make anti-cancer molecules - already proven to be effective against colon cancer cells - has been created by researchers from the UK.

Understanding stem cell behavior of the human bowel could lead to preventive measures for bowel cancer

August 11, 2014 - 07:00
For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may...

Low uptake of colorectal cancer screening by African Americans revealed in a Veterans Affairs healthcare network

August 8, 2014 - 08:00
According to researchers in California, African Americans' participation in colorectal cancer screening is low and the use of colonoscopy infrequent despite similar access to care across races in a...

Task force recommends genetic testing of tumor for colorectal cancer patients

August 7, 2014 - 08:00
US Multi-Society Task Force releases consensus statement on genetic evaluation and management of lynch syndrome.Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S.

Gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening

August 7, 2014 - 07:00
Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment...

Risks of long-term aspirin use 'outweighed by cancer benefits'

August 6, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers from the UK suggest that taking aspirin daily for 5-10 years could significantly reduce the risk of cancers of the digestive tract, such as bowel and stomach cancers.

'Many cancer survivors continue to smoke,' study shows

August 6, 2014 - 07:00
Despite the negative effect that smoking has on cancer recovery and survival, as many as 17.2% of people continue to smoke after their cancer diagnosis for certain types of cancer.