JeffX | March 3, 2015 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Paying Attention On Colorectal Awareness Month

A colonoscopy in progress.
Credit U.S. Navy/Public Domain

Colorectal cancer kills around 50,000 people in the United States every year. 

It certainly can be treated when detected, which is why the push is on once again for people to get screened. 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. 

Carestream Clinic in Medford performs an alternative prep and other procedures. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 12, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Beating Cancer With Gene Sequencing

Credit Wellcome Images

Beating some types of cancer involves thinking small… VERY small. 

Down to the gene level and below, in the case of acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. 

The "Beat AML" team at Oregon Health Sciences University researches how gene sequencing could help interrupt or even stop the growth of AML. 

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Jefferson Exchange | February 27, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Sharing The Knowledge On Breast Cancer Gains

A mammogram in progress.
Credit U.S. Marine Corps

We know a lot more about breast cancer than we once knew. 

More lives are saved, but women still get the disease and die from it.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 7, 2014 | 8:30
10:53 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Kicking An Old Habit In The New Year

Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Even the people who resist making New Year's resolutions may be inclined to think in terms of "turning a page" into a new year, and changing some long-established habits. 

Smoking is a popular item for the top of that list. 

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