UI Hospitals and Clinics

March 2011

Time for Your Colonoscopy?
Getting a colonoscopy is your first step in preventing colon cancer.
Time to Get a Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that can be prevented. Most colorectal cancers start as benign polyps that can change over time to become cancerous. The goal of regular screening is to find and remove polyps before they become cancerous. Colon cancer also responds best to treatment when found and treated early. It is important to know that colon cancer may not cause symptoms in early stages.
Cancer in Iowa 2011
Report: Though cancer death rates continue to decline across the state, cancer remains a leading cause of death in Iowa.
UI Team Identifies New Form of Muscular Dystrophy
University of Iowa researchers have identified a new gene mutation that causes muscular dystrophy and have engineered the human gene mutation into a mouse, creating a new mouse model that could help screen potential drugs to treat this type of muscular dystrophy.
Pig Model of Cystic Fibrosis Improves Understanding of Disease
Using a newly created pig model that genetically replicates the most common form of cystic fibrosis, University of Iowa researchers have now shown that the CF protein is "misprocessed" in the pigs and does not end up in the correct cellular location.
UChoose Helps Visitors Eat Well
Look for the UChoose label to find healthy food options at UI Hospitals and Clinics dining areas and elsewhere on the UI campus.
Cancer Care Tip: Colon Cancer-Get Screened!
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that can be prevented.