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Need to encourage patients to screen for colon cancer? Try a lottery

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:15
Patients who were told they had a 1-in-10 chance of winning $50 were more likely to complete home stool blood tests that help screen for colon cancer, according to a new study led by a researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan. The findings appear in a special issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

62% of colorectal cancer patients report financial burden from treatment, study finds

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:45

Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The burden was greatest among patients who received chemotherapy.


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