Items Tagged ‘cancer screening’

November 12th, 2015

National “Check Yourself to Protect Yourself ALL YEAR” Campaign Highlights Need for Year-Round Skin Cancer Prevention

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Although one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, 65 percent of people of color don’t believe they are at risk and face lower survival rates as a result. To change these odds, the cancer organization Patients Rising will use the November timeframe – when most people are not thinking about the […]

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Tags: campaign, cancer screening, early detection, General Skin Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


August 6th, 2015

Protein Circulating in Blood Could Be Key to Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Research suggests a promising new way to screen for and detect early pancreatic cancer. Certain proteins that circulate in the blood may help identify patients with this disease, for which there’s currently no reliable screening. These findings were published in the journal Nature. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, […]

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Tags: cancer screening, genomic testing, News, Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic screening, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


February 20th, 2015

U.S. FDA Issues Warning about Certain Type of Endoscope

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Communication about a certain type of endoscope­—specifically the device used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). According to the FDA, the device may be difficult to clean effectively and may spread dangerous bacteria among patients. An endoscope is thin, tube-like instrument that’s used to look […]

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Tags: cancer screening, endoscope, fda, fda warning, Gastric Cancer, News, Recurrent Gastric Cancer, Screening/Prevention Gastric Cancer, Stages I-II Gastric Cancer, Stages III-IV Gastric Cancer