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March 12, 2015

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Sunanda Kane, M.D., and colleagues dressed up in blue last week for “Wear Blue Day’ and colon cancer awareness. Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Paul J. Limburg, M.D. will discuss the latest information on colon cancer prevention and […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, Sunanda Kane


August 1, 2014

The Risk of Cancer from Certain IBD Medications

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recently published article in The Journal of the American Medical Association about the risk of cancer from certain medications used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).   The medications specifically looked at for this study are infliximab (Remicade), adalimumab (Humira), and certolizumab (Cimzia), which have been extremely effective for treating IBD. Studies on the […]

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Tags: cancer, Crohn's disease, IBD, JAMA, John Kisiel, ulcerative colitis


July 10, 2014

Cancer Risk Greater in Crohn’s Disease Patients Treated with Combination Drug Therapy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recently published article in Gastroenterology about the combination therapy of adalimumab and immunomodulators and the risk for cancer in patients with Crohn’s disease.   Recent studies have shown greater benefit when combining anti-TNF drugs with thiopurine drugs. Doctors have known for awhile that certain thiopurine drugs raise the risk of certain […]

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Tags: adalimumab, AGA, cancer, Crohn's disease, Gastroenterology, John Kisiel, nonmelanoma skin cancer


December 9, 2013

Cancer Risk Increased with Crohn’s Disease, but Not Ulcerative Colitis

By Brent Westra brentwestra

John Kisiel, M.D., discusses a recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that concluded patients with Crohn’s disease, but not ulcerative colitis, have an overall excess risk of cancer. Specific cancers include colon, lung, cervical, and lymphoma. Dr. Kisiel also mentions that these findings highlight the increased importance of cancer screening and prevention […]

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Tags: American Journal of Gastroenterology, cancer, John Kisiel


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