Yale Doc Says Lowering Recommended Age For Colon Screening is Critical Following Rise in Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients
The United States Preventative Services taskforce has released a recommendation that colon cancer screenings start at age 45 instead of 50. It’s because more young people are being diagnosed with colon cancer. Dr. Pamela Kunz says the new recommendation is due to the staggering hike in younger cases of colon cancer.Source: WTNH News 8
Smilow Shares: HBOC Cancer Risks, Part 2
Smilow Shares features talks on genetic counseling and testing. On October 6th, an overview of risk factors for pancreatic cancers and screening for men w/ HBC Syndromes, melanoma, prostate, and others was discussed along with a talk on Breast Reconstruction Options.
Yale Doctor Stresses Importance of Colon Cancer Screening in Wake of Actor's Death
Chadwick Boseman’s death stunned many last month. The 43-year-old actor and role model battled colon cancer since 2016. "His death at a young age was incredibly tragic and has certainly raised a lot of questions about colon cancer screening," said Dr. Pamela Kunz, leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers program at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.Source: WFSB Channel 3
No One is Immune’: Boseman’s Death Shows Colon Cancer Affecting Young and Black Americans
Experts said the death of actor Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer at 43, while tragic, could help shed light on the illness’s impact on the Black community, as well as the fact that more young people are contracting the disease.Source: CT Post
Pamela Kunz, MD, Leader of Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela L. Kunz, MD, as Leader for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center and Director of GI Medical Oncology within the Section of Medical Oncology.
Video: Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, on Colorectal Cancer: Why Are More Younger People Being Affected?
Xavier Llor, MD, PhD, of Yale University School of Medicine, discusses the steep rise of early-onset colorectal cancer over the past 15 years, which cannot be explained by genetic predisposition but may be prompted by environmental factors (Session ED35).Source: The ASCO Post
Deadlier Colon Cancer Develops Differently in Women and Men
WHRY-affiliated researchers have found that colon cancer tumor cells produce energy for growth differently in women and men, and that this difference is associated with a more aggressive form of tumor growth with a higher incidence in women.
A COVID-19 Update for our Patients and Families
Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.
Information for our Patients about COVID–19 from Smilow Cancer Hospital
Smilow Cancer Hospital is closely monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.