#Colorectal Cancer

Leah Remini Speaks Out After Kirstie Alley’s Death

Leah Remini, an outspoken voice against the Church of Scientology, is speaking out after the death of Kirstie Alley. In a statement that Remini shared with Rolling Stone, she said, “The news of Kirstie Alley’s passing is very sad.” Remini and Alley had a public war of words after Remini broke with Scientology in 2013. Alley was very critical of the King of Queens star’s claims about the Church. Alley even called Remini, a former friend, a “bigot” in a 2013 Howard Stern interview.
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Health officials give colon cancer warning signs to look out for

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Doctors have noticed more young people dying from colon cancer in recent years, and are looking to give the public warning signs before its too late. Colon cancer is the fourth most common kind of cancer and is also the second deadliest, health officials said. Data...
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Take the Hassle Out of Colon Cancer Checks

Everybody loves to complain about getting a colonoscopy—how it’s a time suck and how emptying your colon is a pain in the, uh, neck—and then not get one. That’s scary when you consider that after lung cancer, colon cancer is the second-deadliest cancer in men. But that’s also why scientists are researching better, easier methods to spot the disease.
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Kirstie Alley's 'Cheers' Co-Star Shelley Long Looks Somber On First Public Sighting Since Actress' Death After Colon Cancer Battle

Cheers alum Shelley Long appeared somber while spotted out and about following the death of her successor Kirstie Alley this week, has learned.Long, who portrayed Diane Chambers on the hit sitcom, was seen walking her dog at a park in Los Angeles on December 6, just one day after news of Alley's passing at 71.The TV icon was bundled up in a cozy sherpa jacket, sweatpants, and sneakers, appearing deep in thought in photos published by Daily Mail. Long has reportedly lived in a $1.3 million condo in the upscale enclave of Pacific Palisades since divorcing her second...

The Best Test Gets Done: Options Become Available for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

In 2021, the USPSTF changed guidance on colorectal cancer screenings, reducing the recommended age of a colonoscopy from 50 to 45 years. Despite colon cancer being among the leading causes of death in the US, preventive screenings fall by the wayside for many at-risk patients. Whether it is fear of...

Boston-area hospitals have monthslong wait for colonoscopies

Some of the Boston area's largest hospitals have monthslong waitlists for colonoscopies, TV station WFXT reported Dec. 8. The gastroenterologists who perform colonoscopies at hospitals that serve the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, are booked months into 2023, according to the report. Patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital, meanwhile, cannot book a specific day for a procedure; they can only join a waitlist.

First cancer treatment center in St. Cloud opens at Orlando Health

Oncologist Dr. Simi George and her team debuted the Orlando Health Cancer Institute Oncology Suite in St. Cloud on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The clinic is the first comprehensive cancer care facility in St. Cloud, and one of the few in Osceola County. The Oncology Suite is located in the Orlando Health Medical Pavilion at 1330 Budinger Ave., adjacent to St. Cloud Hospital.

UofL Health doctor: Kentucky has highest per capita rate of colon cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Following actress Kirstie Alley's death from colon cancer, Louisville doctors are reminding people that early screening can save lives, and it's especially important for Kentucky residents. "We have the highest rate per capita of anyplace in the country of colon cancer," Dr. Russell Farmer. "So that...

Early Screening Helped Boston Woman Survive Colon Cancer

Shanda Foster of Boston underwent her first colonoscopy in 2013 as a result of the painful symptoms on her right abdomen. Foster stated, “I knew I couldn’t eat any more.” It was a real obstacle I had working in my favour. Her doctor wanted to rule out...

Structural studies offer 'how-to' guide for designing cancer drugs

To design drugs that stall the growth of aggressive cancers, it helps to know the structures of the proteins that are revving the cancers' engines. In a series of three papers published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scripps Research scientists have illuminated the three-dimensional structure of phosphoinositide 3-kinase alpha (PI3Kα), a protein often mutated in cancer cells. Moreover, the research team shed light on how that structure changes with the cancer-associated mutations, paving the way for drugs that could target only the mutated versions.

Revisiting Replimune

Today, we revisit an intriguing oncology developmental company called Replimune Group, Inc. for the first time in more than a year. This week the company added drug giant Roche as a developmental partner and addressed its funding needs. To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair...

PD-L1 CPS Plays Role in Selecting Treatment for Gastric Cancer

During a Targeted Oncology case-based roundtable event, Syma Iqbal, MD, discussed the addition of nivolumab to chemotherapy for patients with gastric/gastroesophageal junction cancer based on PD-L1 status. This is the second of 2 articles based on this event. CASE SUMMARY. A 60-year-old man presented with abrupt 10-pound weight loss, dyspepsia,...

Primary Care Visits Prior to Cancer Diagnosis Tied to Lower Mortality

Regularly visiting a primary care physician (PCP) before cancer diagnosis was associated with better disease outcomes among a cohort of patients from the Veterans Affairs health system. Compared with no prior visits, annual PCP use among over 200,000 veterans with 12 different tumor types was linked with lower odds of...