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Periodontal disease can be a potential risk indicator for colorectal cancer

Periodontal disease (PD) is a set of inflammatory conditions that affect the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. PD is believed to increase systemic inflammation, trigger immune dysfunction, alter the body’s microbiome, and increase the chances of developing certain cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC) [1]. ...

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FDA Oks marketing of first AI device used to detect lesions during colonoscopy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the marketing of the GI Genius, a system that is uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to aid in the detection of potentially cancerous polyps during a colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, the technology highlights portions of interest of the colon and generate...

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Foods that Fight Cancer: Recipe Videos

We've posted some new recipe videos on our sister site, Foods that Fight Cancer! Produced by a nutritionist CCC patient support specialist Chana Cohen, in partnership with ELLICSR Kitchen, these videos offer instructions for easy, delicious meals designed with your health in mind. Watch the videos, try out the recipes, and be...

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OICR Translational Research Conference

The Ontario Cancer Research Institute (OICR) held a conference on Translational Research in Ontario on March 25th and 26th. The CCC had the opportunity to make a poster presentation entitled: A Stakeholder Charter for Patient and Patient Group and Patient Group Engagement in Cancer Clinical Trials. The authors of this projec...

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Addressing cancer disparities in Canada

April is Diversity Month dedicated to celebrating and honouring all individuals that make up our community. From a health care perspective, acknowledging diversity is to address race/ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, income, education, and geographic location as important factors that contribute to a person’s ability to ...

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