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Researchers Focus on Equity to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

A recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine stressed the need to make health equity our national priority. The researchers identified significant differences in the screening rates between black and white Americans. Additionally, they found that improvements in screening rates, more timely treatments, as well as earlier detection of cancer significantly improved […]

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Dr. Cynthia Sears Explains the Connection Between Our Diet, The Gut Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer

The Colon Cancer Foundation recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Cynthia Sears, Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also the leader of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins. Her current […]

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Have You Had Your Fiber Yet? Food Habits and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

We learn time and again that prevention is the best medicine, and this holds true for colorectal cancer (CRC). It is estimated that 50% of CRC cases can be prevented with diet and lifestyle modifications. Previous studies that looked at the relationship between CRC development and nutrition concluded that there is a strong correlation between […]

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NCCRT Annual Meeting: Experts Share Strategies to Improve CRC Screening Rates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of life from schools to offices and, most importantly, healthcare. While certain things may have gone back to normal, the healthcare space continues to struggle. During a discussion at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) Annual Meeting, panelists shared how their respective organizations  adapted to the pandemic […]

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Dietary Mindfulness Can Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

A recently conducted systematic electronic search investigated keywords relating to colorectal cancer (CRC) and nutrition to define the association between diet and CRC. We summarize their findings here.  What Can Change in My Dietary Habits? According to the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute of Cancer Research, 50% of CRC cases can be prevented […]