CU Cancer Center's COMMIT smoking cessation program has ordered nearly 2,600 consults and enrolled nearly 600 patients in the past year. Under the program, providers ask patients admitted to UCH about their smoking history. For patients who say they are currently using tobacco, the Epic electronic health record fires a best practice advisory for the attending physician to order NRT and a smoking cessation consult.
Variations in degree of rurality affect cancer survivors’ quality of life
June 10, 2014 · Comments Off
Rural versus urban living has been shown to affect residents’ health outcomes and quality of...
One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer
May 31, 2014 · Comments Off
Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but can also define the stage of any cancer present.
Fit2BWell gets cancer survivors moving
February 25, 2014 · Comments Off
The University of Colorado Cancer Center and the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center have teamed up to create "Fit2BWell," a program that aims to bring a research focus to the benefits of exercise and healthy living for cancer survivors.
Lung cancer researchers applaud CVS decision to stop selling tobacco products
February 5, 2014 · Comments Off
University of Colorado Cancer Center members and the International Association for the Study of Lung...
Task Force releases recommendations for lung cancer screening
January 2, 2014 · Comments Off
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released its recommendations for lung cancer screening of...
Layers of Support
December 2, 2013 · Comments Off
Palliative care consult service helps families tailor care to meet personal desires. Barb Cassou was...
Genetic counseling may be a great resource for families with cancer history
October 22, 2013 · Comments Off
As people become more increasingly proactive about their health, many may start to look for...
Childhood melanoma could be on the rise in Colorado
October 8, 2013 · Comments Off
An article from HealthDay boosts the skin cancer research of CU Cancer Center investigator and assistant...
NTRK1: a new oncogene and target in lung cancer
October 8, 2013
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