Monthly Research Roundup: Colon Cancer, Prevention Problems, and MoreMar 28, 2014
Every day American Cancer Society researchers and scientists across the world are working to find cancer cures -- and better ways to treat and prevent the disease. Below are some of the interesting stories our researchers think you should know about from March.
- Colon cancer rate drops 30% – and other key findings from new report: Rebecca Siegel, MPH, director of surveillance information at the American Cancer Society, gives insights into what the key takeaways are from Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2014-2016 and Colorectal Cancer Statistics, 2014.
- Research to reduce colon cancer screening disparities: The stories of what 5 American Cancer Society grantees are doing to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in populations that are struggling most.
- Barriers to cancer prevention – and overcoming them: A roundtable of American Cancer Society experts discuss what current research shows in terms of why it is so hard for people to change their habits – even when it comes to helping prevent cancer.
- The link between colon cancer and diabetes: Not only can diabetes cause heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, and eye issues, but recent research now shows there is also a clear link between type 2 diabetes and colon cancer.
- Researchers see power of influential users in online cancer community: New studies from American Cancer Society and Pennsylvania State University researchers show that identifying influential users is important to the success of any online health community.
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