Sign Up for Our E-Newsletter

In The News

Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC Part III

Posted on May 18, 2016

While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the third in this series. Read Part I and Part II.

Research Studies

Cannabis research policies vary across the world. For example, Canada and the Netherlands have government-run programs in which specialized companies supply quality-controlled herbal cannabis. The Czech Republic, Israel, Canada and the Netherlands have government-sponsored research programs. 

Read more

Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC – Part II

Posted on May 17, 2016

While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the second in this series. Read Part I here.

Cannabis: Does it Cure Cancer?

If there is one common theme in all of the literature and scientific papers, it is that cannabis and cannabinoids enhance the benefits of conventional treatment for side effect management.

Read more

Palliative Care Lobby Day 2016

Posted on May 6, 2016

Maybe you have pain from your cancer. Or maybe it’s from neuropathy or another side effect from chemo. On top of all that, you may be worried and anxious about treatment.

Chronic pain grinds you down and robs you of quality of life. But palliative care can provide help.

Read more

Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves New Screening Test Epi proColon

Posted on April 19, 2016

On April 13, 2016, Epigenomics announced that the FDA approved Epi proColon, the first and only blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. This test has the potential to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening by providing another option to get checked.

Read more

Study Shows the Benefit of FIT for People in Their 40s

Posted on April 6, 2016

As the number of colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under 50 continues to increase, our community is vigilantly looking at ways to combat this alarming trend. A new study, which looked at the accuracy and efficacy of the fecal occult blood tests (FIT), may be the key to getting this population screened.

Unlike a traditional colonoscopy, which can be expensive, requires dietary restrictions and must be done by a healthcare professional, a FIT can be done right in your own home. Even better, it requires no prep and is fairly inexpensive.

This recent study, “Extending Colorectal Cancer Screening to Persons Aged 40 to 49 Years With Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test: A Prospective Cohort Study of 513,283 Individuals,” followed more than 513,000 individuals who had FIT for 14 years; they found one in seven cases of colorectal cancer in people over 40 occurred in the 40 to 49 age group.

Read more

css.php