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Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening: Interview with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in late 2008/early 2009. Show More Summary

Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Young Adults

2 weeks agoHealth : Well

Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.

Alarming finding: Rise in colon cancer cases in young adults

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Colon cancer, like many other cancers, was thought to be a disease of the old. The nation's leading physician groups don't even recommend screening for colon cancer if you are at average risk unless you are 50 or above. But a new study,...Show More Summary

Number of young patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer anticipated to nearly double by 2030

In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers.

Young patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer anticipated to nearly double by 2030

November 5, 2014 – In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Show More Summary

Number of Young Patients with Newly Diagnosed Colorectal Cancer Anticipated to Nearly Double By 2030

November 5, 2014 - In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Well: Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Younger People

3 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

Well: Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

4 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

New home test for colon cancer is first to look for DNA in stool

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

This home test could become a tool in the fight against colon cancer

A new noninvasive test to screen for colon cancer will be available starting Monday. The Cologuard test was developed at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and will be available there for now by prescription, The Associated Press reports....Show More Summary

Simpler home test for colon cancer offered

last monthHealth : The Checkup

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening will be able to get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the preparation that most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. Show More Summary

New at-home test may detect colon cancer

3 months agoHealth : The Chart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard, it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done […]

Rural residents with disabilities less likely to get colon cancer screening: study

People with disabilities are less likely to get screened for colon and rectal cancer if they live in rural areas, according to a new study.

Outreach doubles colon cancer screening in low-income communities

CHICAGO --- In low-income and minority communities where colonoscopies may be prohibitively expensive for many residents, less-invasive, more frequent testing combined with automated reminders, can yield dramatic improvements in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study. read more

How to prevent disparities in colon cancer screening

SEATTLE—People living in poverty are less likely to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer—and more likely to develop the disease and die from it. How to end these disparities—and raise screening rates, lower disease rates, andShow More Summary

I WAS KINDA EXPECTING ANOTHER POST-OBAMACARE DON’T-WORRY-BE-HAPPY RESULT. Study: Colon Cancer Scre…

I WAS KINDA EXPECTING ANOTHER POST-OBAMACARE DON’T-WORRY-BE-HAPPY RESULT. Study: Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives. “Colorectal screening is an important public health intervention that has prevented half a million people from the trauma of cancer....I think that’s a big deal.”

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives

6 months agoHealth : Well

Widespread screening for colorectal cancer has helped prevent an estimated half-million cases of the disease since the mid- 1970s, a new study suggests.

Cancer Survivor Told No Doctor With 400 Miles Accepts Obamacare

An Oklahoma woman had to pay out of pocket for her annual cancer screening because the doctor would not accept her new Obamacare insurance and now would else would for 400 miles. Janet Grigg, a colon cancer survivor who apparently moved to Bryan County, Okla. to care for her aging mother, had signed up for

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