RSSArchive for November, 2010

Notable Racial Disparities in Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer Could Impact Medical Guidelines for Screening and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

The latest colorectal cancer research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio this week strengthens the growing body of evidence that suggests significant disparity in colorectal cancer (CRC) demographics and outcomes between various races.

Strides Made in Recruiting Women to Neurosurgery – More than 20 Percent of Neurosurgical Residents Now Female

In 2007, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) recognized the need to take bold steps to recruit and retain more women in neurosurgery and requested that Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) author a white paper. “The article, which was published in the September 2008 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery, has clearly made an impact on the field with the number of new female neurosurgical residents nearly doubling from just two years ago,” said Deborah Benzil, MD, lead author of that article.