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Photo Caption: Dr. Christine Van Cott signs ACS Pledge with (left to right) Chairman, Department of Oncology Christopher Iannuzzi, MD; Clinical Vice President, Oncology Cindy Czaplinski, MSN, RN, NE-BC and American Cancer Society Account Representative John Watkins.

St. Vincent’s doctors sign pledge to increase colon cancer screenings

  The physicians at the SWIM Center for Oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have taken a pledge to screen 80 percent of those in need for colorectal cancer by 2018. The hospital claims that the SWIM center is the first cancer program in the state of Connecticut, and one of the first […] [Read More]
Categories: colon cancer

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

This is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and, though American Cancer Society reports unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in most U.S. population groups, screening rates remain too low according to the organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the testing status for adults aged 50 to 75 years is […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, colon cancer

CDC: Colon cancer screening on the rise

The percent of Americans who are up-to-date with their screenings for colon cancer has jumped from 54 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2010, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the research also found that roughly a third of those recommended to be screened had never been tested. Colorectal cancer is […] [Read More]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is urging residents to take advantage of the many no-cost colorectal cancer screenings available to qualifying individuals at facilities throughout the state. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Connecticut. Health officials project that over 1,600 Connecticut residents will […] [Read More]

State gets nearly $1 million for biomedical research

Senator Joseph Crisco (D-Woodbridge) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the recipients of $934,004 in state funding for biomedical research into diseases associated with tobacco use and other chronic illnesses.The money is being doled out as follows: University of Connecticut, Bradley Bolling, PhD, $417,076: Money will go to evaluate whether chokeberry extract […] [Read More]

Happy Great American Smokeout day!

Today is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society-sponsored event that encourages all smokers to kick their habit and aim for better health. You can read a story linked to the smokeout (about a possible anti-smoking vaccine in the works) in today’s Connecticut Post (or by clicking here). Also, here are a few no-so-fun […] [Read More]