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The week of December 1-7 has been designated by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) as Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week in order to encourage all Americans to join in the effort to find cures for these diseases, help raise awareness and support research.
According to the newest data presented at the 2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference, the benefits of treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with the latest therapies outweigh the slightly increased risk associated with cancer.
Congressional Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus Co-Chairmen Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., (D-IL) today (10/7) announced that the Caucus will hold its kick-off briefing on Wednesday, October 12.
ohnson & Johnson's Stelara helped a significantly higher percentage of Crohn's disease sufferers than those who received a placebo, according to a study of patients who had not been helped by other commonly used drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma or HSTCL), primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, as well as with azathioprine, and/or mercaptopurine.
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) supports the use of FDA-approved biological therapies in patients with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis who have failed first- and second-line therapy or who are dependent on corticosteroids, researchers report.
Acne isn't an exclusively teenage problem. It can afflict adults as well, and it's especially problematic among people with IBD taking steroid therapy, which can trigger or aggravate the distressing skin disorder.
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) commonly believe that stress can trigger their symptoms, and a new study suggests they may be right.
Are you thinking about college and concerned about its ever-rising costs? At CCFA, we understand the harsh impact of medical expenses on a family budget, but don't let fear of finances stop you from pursuing your educational ambitions to the max. You can certainly find ways to make college affordable, as long as you're prepared to do some serious homework.