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UCLA is a proud sponsor of the Colon Cancer Coalition: Get Your Rear in Gear 2013

Join the UCLA Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program team on November 16, 2013 in Orange County as we participate in a 5K Run/Walk. The Colon Cancer Coalition is dedicated to promoting prevention and early detection of colon cancer and providing support for those affected.  Learn more »


You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise
Health Day News, March 8, 2013

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but there are ways you can help prevent it, an expert says. "Colorectal cancer surpasses breast and prostate cancers as a leading cause of cancer death in men and women," said Dr. James Yoo, an assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more »


UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer
UCLA Health News, March 4, 2013

With colorectal cancer the second leading cause of cancer death, it's a great time to take a look at the health of your colon.  "Colorectal cancer surpasses breast and prostate cancers as a leading cause of cancer death in men and women," said Dr. James Yoo, assistant professor of surgery and chief of the colon & rectal surgery program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "It is largely preventable with early screening and detection. Read more »


Hybrid procedure offers a less invasive alternative to colectomy
UCLA Health System Clinical Update, February 2013

A new, minimally invasive procedure that is a hybrid of colonoscopy and laparoscopy is proving to be a safe and effective alternative to open colectomy (removal of part of the colon) for patients with benign colon polyps that are not removable endoscopically.
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Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery may be an alternative to bowel resection for the management of colon polyps not removable by standard colonoscopy
Surgical Endoscopy, January 10, 2013

Abstract: Background Benign colon polyps may require bowel resection if endoscopic polypectomy cannot be performed to assess adequately for cancer. However, endoscopic removal still may be possible using combined endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery (CELS). The CELS procedure allows for intra- and extraluminal manipulation of the bowel wall to facilitate polyp removal, thereby avoiding bowel resection. This study evaluated the authors’ institutional experience with CELS in this patient population.
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