Colon and Rectal Cancer: What you need to know

Mary Kwaan, MD Colon and Rectal Surgeon Department of Surgery  University of Minnesota   “Colonrectal cancer is a preventable disease and is often cured when detected early”, Dr. Mary Kwaan.   Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended for men and women at or over the age of 50 and is recommended for African Americans over … Continued

Predictors of Intention to Obtain Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African American Men in a State Fair Setting

Am J Mens Health. 2016 May 8. pii: 1557988316647942. Rogers CR1, Goodson P2, Dietz LR3, Okuyemi KS4. Abstract Racial disparities in health among African American men in the United States are appalling. African American men have the highest mortality and incidence rates from colorectal cancer compared with all other ethnic, racial, and gender groups. Juxtaposed … Continued

Tumor mutations, survival in stage 3 colon cancer differ by race

Genetic tumor mutations status in BRAF and KRAS genes and survival rates in stage 3 colon cancer patients differ based on race, according to an analysis of a phase 3 randomized trial cohort. “These findings put the issue of race more prominently on the radar of investigators that cancer biology may contribute to race-based disparities,”Harry … Continued