Posted on: March 1, 2016
Colorectal cancer ranks among the most common malignancies in the United States and other economically developed countries. Approximately 6 percent of individuals will be diagnosed with this malignancy during their lifetime. The risk of colorectal cancer can be reduced by screening with colonoscopy. Besides screening, prevention of this cancer through use of certain diets, change… read more
Posted on: July 1, 2015
There have been exciting advances in the area of immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer in 2015. Our immune system has the ability to differentiate self versus non-self. It also plays an important role in controlling cancer. This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting highlighted some new immunotherapy treatments for a number of cancers… read more
Posted on: March 5, 2015
The Many Faces of Colon Cancer update. Come and experience a free event focusing on the the unique issue of colorectal cancer patients. Join an engaging panel of medical experts as they cover the most current information regarding screening, the latest treatment and surgical options, oncology nutrition and survivorship. This will be held at the… read more
It is well known that an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals are good for your health. However, recent studies suggest there is a possible association between vitamin D intake and colon cancer prevention. The role of vitamin D is to assist in calcium absorption, for healthy teeth and bones, and to boost the immune… read more
Posted on: July 21, 2014
In the US, the death rate from cancer is declining. We attribute this reduction in part to more effective and aggressive screening guidelines. In fact, our lifetime probability of developing cancer (all sites) for men is 1-in-2 and for women the probability is 1-in-3.
Posted on: March 12, 2014
A form of wheat germ called fermented wheat germ is a mixture of natural compounds created from an extract made from the fermentation of wheat germ using baker’s yeast to concentrate certain naturally active compounds called benzoquinones.