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Colorectal Cancer and the Microbiome Webinar

Colorectal Cancer and the Microbiome Webinar

Colorectal Cancer & the MicrobiomeIt’s becoming increasingly clear that colorectal cancer – the third most common cancer worldwide – is intricately linked to microbes in the gut. The OPTIMISTICC team, in collaboration with Colorectal Cancer Canada has produced...

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CRC Screening Guidelines in US to Begin at Age 45

CRC Screening Guidelines in US to Begin at Age 45

The US Preventive Services Task Force has  lowered the age for routine colorectal cancer screening. The recommendation follows months of discussion and input from other societies including the American Cancer Society and many colorectal cancer advocacy organizations. ...

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Dr. Cindy Sears is named 2021 Women of ID Honoree

Dr. Cindy Sears is named 2021 Women of ID Honoree

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation has recognized OPTIMISTICC Co-Investigator Dr. Cindy Sears, as a 2021 Women of ID honoree for her impactful career in infectious disease research, compassionate care, and mentoring the next generation of ID...

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Inspires Team OPTIMISTICC

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Inspires Team OPTIMISTICC

Team OPTIMISTICC kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness month at our March 5 team meeting, where we honored Dress in Blue Day by photographing ourselves in our many shades of blue.  In the top row of the left photograph above you will see Anita Mitchell Isler, who started...

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