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Death of ‘Black Panther’ Star Sheds Light on Young Adults’ Colon Cancer Risks
In a year marked by painful losses, movie fans have another reason to grieve: Chadwick Boseman, the star of the popular film "Black Panther," died Aug. 28 at age 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman was among a growing number of young adults to be diagnosed with colon cancer, a condition once regarded as an older person’s disease.
UConn Health Minute: Preventing Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S. because when it is detected late, it is very difficult to treat. Dr. Murali Dharan, director of the Advanced Endoscopy Program at UConn Health, explains that having a screening colonoscopy is an important step in prevention since it can identify and remove the polyps […]
How Some Drugs Can Turn Into a Cancer-Causing Chemical in the Body
Sitting on the shelf could increase the amount of a carcinogen present in some common types of medication.
Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Reveals Potential for New Therapies
“We are all very excited about this finding,” says Dr. Ching Lau of UConn Health/JAX and Connecticut Children’s. “The take home message of these findings is that the fusion protein is altering the behavior of the tumor cells by dictating the genes that will be turned on and off. This gives us a better handle on which aberrantly expressed genes to target in developing novel therapeutics against supratentorial ependymoma.”
Pancreatic Cancer Takes the Lives of Beloved U.S. Icons
Alex Trebek and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg brought awareness to the disease that is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. that has a 5-year survival rate of 10%.