Navigation Links
US cancer deaths down but far too few Americans screened for colon cancer
Date:2/19/2008

BETHESDA, MD, February 20, 2008 New data revealing decreasing trends in cancer deaths in the United States overall, and in colorectal cancer deaths in particular, highlight the remarkable benefits of colorectal cancer screening tests, but the lifesaving potential of these tests is unrealized for many Americans according to experts from the American College of Gastroenterology. Racial minorities, uninsured Americans and even Medicare patients who should be tested are not being screening appropriately, and other recent studies reveal that they are diagnosed with more advanced cancers compared to patients with private insurance.

Today, the American Cancer Society reported a downward trend in cancer deaths between 2004 and 2005. Deaths from cancer of the colon and rectum decreased from 1998 to 2004 among both men and women, according to ACS. The report attributes early detection to this sharp decline in colon cancer deaths. Early detection of colorectal cancer, when it is most treatable, directly results in improved survival, exceeding 90 percent when detected at the earliest stage.

According to ACG President Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, D.O., FACG, The good news is that colorectal cancer deaths are down, but marked differences in the experience of colorectal cancer, its impact on quality of life, and death rates are seen between whites and blacks, and between the uninsured, and even those with health coverage under Medicare and Medicaid. According to Dr. Foxx-Orenstein, The American College of Gastroenterology is committed to national policy changes to improve access to colorectal screening and increased use of these proven prevention strategies, including reversing Medicares massive cuts to reimbursement for these tests since the benefit was first introduced, as well as to payments in ambulatory surgery centers where many screening tests are performed.

Recent Studies Reveal Underuse of Colorectal Screenings, Late Stage Cancer Diagn
'/>"/>

Contact: Rosanne Riesenman
mediaonly@acg.gi.org
301-263-9000
American College of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Cancer Deaths Down But Far Too Few Americans Screened for Colon Cancer
2. Gene therapy trains immune system to destroy brain cancer cells and reverses behavioral deficits
3. NIST, NCI, SAIC partner on new method for detecting HER2 breast cancer
4. Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer
5. Overweight and obese men have lower PSA values, even before they get prostate cancer
6. Charles Lafitte Foundation Pledges $1 Million to the American Cancer Societys Hope Lodge
7. Vaccine/antibody therapy effective, milder side effects in melanoma and ovarian cancer
8. Optimal band imaging with endoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of depressed-type early gastric cancer
9. Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
10. UNT Health Science Center and The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Collaborate on New Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders
11. Major study links insurance status to advanced stage in multiple cancers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 Improv performers from Fun House ... dementia at Silverado Turtle Creek memory care community in ... entertainers ranging from ages 10 to 16, delivers a ... 40-minute set. The troupe's philosophy is that improv is ... them to touch audiences regardless of their circumstance — ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... low or very low birth weight may be at ... findings, which appear in Diabetes Care , may ... diabetes in African American populations, which has a high ... University,s Slone Epidemiology Center followed more than 21,000 women ... course of 16 years, analyzing characteristics such as birth ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is ... can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a ... a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist ... overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients. ... randomly assigned to either an intensive "lifestyle change program" focused ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... -- A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to ... new study reports. Four out of five people ... experienced full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus ... the combination didn,t work much better than drugs alone ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... A new study published this week ... disability associated with speech problems from 2001-02 to 2010-11 ... increase in disability associated with hearing problems. The data ... of children who are experiencing communication disorders, according to ... On a broader level, the new study, Changing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Unicorn Clearance Improv Troupe Brings Laughter to Residents with Dementia at Silverado Memory Care 2Health News:Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women 2Health News:Getting Healthier a Big Money-Saver for People With Diabetes 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 3Health News:New Pediatrics Study Reveals Dramatic Increase in Speech Problems in Children Over Past Decade 2Health News:New Pediatrics Study Reveals Dramatic Increase in Speech Problems in Children Over Past Decade 3
... simple questionnaire developed at the University of Oregon and ... time before or after a doctors appointment is credited ... 2-year-old children with mild developmental delays in a yearlong ... 53 of 78 referrals for special services or additional ...
... Partnership Identifies Healthcare Risks in 236 Countries and ... Detailed Destination-Specific Disease Information & Vital Profiles on Medical ... ... Combining their respective,strengths, MEDEX Global Group and Harvard Medical International ...
... Scientists Conclude Sweetener Is Safe Across Population ... ... A report published in the,September issue of Critical Reviews in ... scientific,information about aspartame and concludes that the low calorie sweetener is,safe. ...
... A history of maternal epilepsy and its associated treatment ... says a new study published in Epilepsia. Dr. Nina ... Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway, investigated the I.Q. ... epilepsy, and found a correlation between intelligence and the ...
... treat women with the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA1 ... of estrogen they believe fuels cancer growth. Yet they ... breast or ovarian cancer that might develop. That paradox ... estrogen is involved in cancer development and whether removal ...
... Heads New Department, NEW YORK, Sept. 11 ... Nick Childs, 38, an award-winning filmmaker,is joining the agency,s ... a new position. This marks the first in a,series ... the,transformation of Grey New York to the next level, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians 2Health News:Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians 3Health News:MEDEX Global Group & Harvard Medical International Join Forces to Create the Most Comprehensive Health Information Resource for International Travelers 2Health News:MEDEX Global Group & Harvard Medical International Join Forces to Create the Most Comprehensive Health Information Resource for International Travelers 3Health News:New Expert Report Dispels Common Myths About Aspartame 2Health News:New Expert Report Dispels Common Myths About Aspartame 3Health News:New clues to breast cancer development in high-risk women 2Health News:New clues to breast cancer development in high-risk women 3Health News:New clues to breast cancer development in high-risk women 4Health News:Nick Childs Joins Grey New York as Director of Content Development 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 BreedIT Corp., (OTCQB: ... exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly ... researchers, today is pleased to announce the formation ... Ltd, a leading Israeli medical Cannabis breeder. ... new breeds of medical Cannabis to meet the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... FAIRFAX, Va. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... real-time quality and Manufacturing Intelligence , today ... Intelligence Conference. The event will be held Oct. ... Mile, and is designed to showcase the necessity ... use of metrics and Manufacturing Intelligence to gain ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ... and consideration payable in connection with its previously announced cash ... for (1) any and all of its 6.250% Senior Notes ... to a maximum amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due ... due 2017 (collectively, the "Maximum Tender Offer Notes" and together ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 2BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 3BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 4InfinityQS to Host Manufacturing Intelligence Conference in Chicago 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 2CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 3CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 4CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 5CVS Caremark Corporation Announces Early Results of Tender Offers, Pricing, Election of Early Settlement and Increase in the Maximum Tender Offer Amount 6
... ST. LOUIS, Nov. 14, 2011 Express Scripts, Inc. ... wholly owned subsidiary, Aristotle Holding, Inc., a Delaware corporation ... of a benchmark amount.  The net proceeds from the ... the cash consideration payable to stockholders of Medco Health ...
... Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) today announced ... observations from previous clinical trials of Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) ... during the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week ... oral, ferric iron-based drug candidate, is currently in Phase ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Express Scripts, Inc. Launches Senior Notes Offering 2Express Scripts, Inc. Launches Senior Notes Offering 3Express Scripts, Inc. Launches Senior Notes Offering 4Express Scripts, Inc. Launches Senior Notes Offering 5Express Scripts, Inc. Launches Senior Notes Offering 6Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Highlights from Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) Poster Presentations at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Highlights from Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) Poster Presentations at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Highlights from Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) Poster Presentations at American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting 4
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: