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Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. » More …

Graduating nursing student makes award-winning video

 

 

SPOKANE – A senior in nursing has won first place in a video contest held by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle to promote the importance of colorectal-cancer screening.

Zach Smith, president of the student nursing association, will receive $2,500. His video “Your Choice” will be featured in a public service announcement on Seattle’s KING-TV and will be incorporated into Fred Hutchinson’s “Get Screened” campaign to raise awareness about colon cancer.

The split-screen video depicts two scenarios; in one, a man gets a reminder letter to get a colonoscopy, undergoes the test and is informed that during the procedure the … » More …