One of the missions of the Chat With Dee Dee blog is to come alongside other cancer survivors and family members as an outreach to be there for those going through cancer treatment and after care. We also desire to share information and resources from reputable organizations about diganosis, research developments and treatments. The things I share are for informational purposes only not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
New Research Developments
- Study of a Statin to Prevent Polyps after Colon Cancer Resection
- Targeted Treatment for Advanced Solid Tumors
- The Center for Sustainable Health (CSH) is a multi-million dollar, ASU-led partnership with a mission of improving healthcare and reducing costs through advances in diagnostics. Excerpt “According to the CDC, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. GLOBOCAN estimated that, in 2008, 1.23 million new cases of colorectal cancer were clinically diagnosed, with a total of more than 600,000 worldwide deaths. SYSU joins founding member Chang Gung University, which focuses on biomarker discovery and validation for oral and colorectal cancer.”
- “Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has netted $11.3 million from the National Cancer Institute to start a program that will use genomics and other approaches to study and develop tools to fight gastrointestinal cancers. The SPORE studies will use genomics to develop tests for early detection of colon cancer, identify genes linked to esophageal cancer, and identify individuals at risk for colon cancer.”