RGA's Dr. Bob Thukral will be on the 5 p.m. WIFR-TV news broadcast tonight talking about the low-residue diet study conducted by RGA. The study allowed patients who qualified to eat some food while prepping for their colonoscopies rather than follow a clear liquid diet. Read more about the study at the link below.
Update: A brief version of the story aired at 5 p.m., but a longer version should run at 6 p.m.! ... See moreSee less
RGA is researching ways to develop a blood test to help detect colorectal cancer. Are you due for a colonoscopy soon? Applicants must:
-be between the ages of 50-84 -be planning to have a colonoscopy screening in the next 60 days -have had no rectal bleeding in the past 30 days -be willing to provide blood samples -have had no previous colorectal surgery -have had no personal or family history of colorectal cancer or adenoma -be willing to release medical records as needed -have not participated in other research in the past 60 days -have no history of IBD, chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease or cystic fibrosis
Participants will be compensated. Call us at 815-484-7980 to learn more. ... See moreSee less
There's still time to join us at Saturday's Liver Life Walk Rockford 2018, which kicks off at 9 a.m. (with registration starting at 8 a.m.) at the YMCA Log Lodge in Rockford. Help us bring awareness to the more than 100 liver diseases and the people and families living with these conditions. ... See moreSee less
Dr. Deiss-Yehiely and his colleagues at UIC and Rockford Gastroenterology Associates investigated the diagnostic yield and demographic factors associated with helicobacter infection in a community-based setting. Congratulations! ... See moreSee less
Our own Dr. Joseph Vicari and Dr. Sumeet Tewani are attending Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®), which is the world's leading educational forum within the gastroenterology, hepatology, GI endoscopy, GI surgery and related fields. Dr. Vicari did a presentation this morning titled, "Developing a Quality Endoscopy Care Team: It’s the Culture that Counts."
RGA also has a poster on display in the convention hall reflecting research about biopsies and testing for H. pylori bacteria, which is a risk factor for gastric cancer. The research was done by RGA's Dr. Ilche Nonevski and students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. #DDW18 ... See moreSee less
Katie Couric, a longtime advocate for colorectal health, sums up the American Cancer Society's recent recommendations, noting that "screening can often prevent colorectal cancer."
Katie Couric The American Cancer Society has lowered the recommended age for colon cancer screening to 45 due to an alarming increase in colorectal cancer in younger adults. Tag someone who is 45 to let them know! Go to su2c.org to learn more. Stand Up To Cancer #coloncancerawareness ... See moreSee less
The American Cancer Society announced this week its recommendation to start colorectal cancer screenings -- such as colonoscopies -- for average-risk individuals at age 45 rather than the current recommended age of 50.
Shining the spotlight on getting screened is so important. As stated in the article, "The new American Cancer Society guidelines ... should prompt more research into the relative benefits and harms of screening among younger people." ... See moreSee less