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6 deaths linked to screening delays at Columbia veterans hospital

...deaths have been linked to delayed screenings for colorectal cancer at the veterans medical center in Colum bia, the...care providers whenever it's deemed necessary.Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-20/6-deaths-linked-screening-del
Report details problems at Columbia VA hospital

...already been remedied. The new report comes months after another report linking six deaths to delayed screenings for colorectal cancer at Dorn, saying the hospital fell behind with its screenings because critical nursing positions went unfilled for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-07/report-details-problems-
New therapies offer hope for patients with deadly brain tumors

...the latest being Zaltrap, which was approved last month by the Food and Drug Administration to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. Rixe is trying to bring to the cancer center a glioblastoma vaccine clinical trial that he participated in elsewhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-09-08/new-therapies-offer-hope-pat
Former Atlanta Falcons star Steve Barktowski believes team will win Super Bowl

...25,000 and has grown to more than $700,000.After sharing his story of being diagnosed with, and beating, colorectal cancer in 2005, the 60-year-old Bartkowski, the No. 1 overall pick in 1975 NFL Draft out of California, drew laughter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-03-28/former-atlanta-falcons-starsteve-
Faster, cheaper gene sequencing points to greater cancer understanding, GHSU researchers say

...and African-Americans than in others.Those with that particular gene profile got particular kinds of breast and colorectal cancer early, but not others, which would show it is not caused by social factors such as lack of access to medical care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-11-09/faster-cheaper-gene-sequenci
Rants & Raves

Comments from our readers:THIS IS COLORECTAL Cancer Awareness Month. As much as I despise the prep and test, I must say that Dr. LaHatte, Dr. Lamas, Jennifer, Katherine and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-08/rants-raves
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Week in Review

...This is your farewell kiss, you dog!" CANCER: According to American Cancer Society research, the racial gap in colorectal cancer rates has widened, with 50 percent more blacks than whites dying of the disease. The study cites access to screening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/21/met_504847.shtml
Metro | Coliseum Authority
News you can use

...have annual digital rectal exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. Colorectal Cancer: Both men and women should begin having regular colorectal cancer screenings at age 50. People at high risk should speak to their physicians about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/15/met_132348.shtml
Metro | Augusta State University
Health calendar

...110, 3651 Wheeler Road; registration is required; 651-6220. CANCER SUMMIT, EARLY DETECTION OF PROSTATE AND COLORECTAL CANCER: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Beulah Grove Baptist, 1434 Poplar St.; local physicians will present facts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/21/liv_58225.shtml
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Study shows limited benefits from calcium, vitamin D

...studies had not signaled much benefit. Still, the researchers plan to check participants in future years, because colorectal cancer can take 10 to 20 years to develop. --- On the Net: New England Journal of Medicine: http://nejm.org Federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/17/liv_57374.shtml
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