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Improving screening rates for colorectal cancer

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Christopher P Morley, PhDChristopher Morley, PhD, associate professor of Family Medicine, Public Health & Psychiatry at Upstate, talks about a new project “Increasing Cancer Screening through Academic Detailing and Practice Facilitation” that will span from Syracuse to Buffalo, focusing upon improving screening rates for colorectal cancer in primary care practices.¬† Read the story: Family Medicine launches colorectal cancer screening project


Research study begins to determine if biomarkers could predict or detect colon cancer

Friday, February 8th, 2013

David R Halleran, MDJiri Bem, MDLinda VeitUpstate¬†surgeons David Halleran and Jiri Bem are joined by Linda Veit, special projects manager at the Upstate Cancer Center, to talk about colorectal cancer and the importance of the colonoscopy as a screening tool. The also discuss a study they are involved in to determine what biomarkers might be used to predict/detect colon cancer — perhaps in lieu of a colonoscopy in the future.¬† For more information, or to participate in the study, call 315-464-1852.

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Read the study: Study of Biomarkers for Early Detection of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Adults Undergoing Colonoscopy