cancer prevention http://kbia.org en Free Skin Cancer Screenings are Available in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/free-skin-cancer-screenings-are-available-columbia <p>WELLAWARE’s small truck is parked outside of plaza 3 at the Broadway medical plaza and will be there throughout the summer checking people for signs of skin cancer.</p><p>Nurse Marla Jones says she looks for changes in the size, shape or color of moles.&nbsp; If a patient has 2 of the 3 changes she refers them to a doctor for further testing.&nbsp;</p><p>WELLAWARE started the screenings last summer for multiple reasons according to Jones.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:27:37 +0000 Amy Munneke 54400 at http://kbia.org Free Skin Cancer Screenings are Available in Columbia The key to treating cancer may lie in understanding its genes http://kbia.org/post/key-treating-cancer-may-lie-understanding-its-genes <p>A national consortium of scientists has sequenced the genome of a common type of lung cancer. The work suggests that the key to treating cancer may lie in understanding its genes.</p><p>Washington University helped lead the study, which mapped and analyzed genetic mutations in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.</p><p>The director of Wash U’s Genome Center, Richard Wilson, says the study identified mutations in lung tumors that are also found in other types of cancer.</p><p>He says the work suggests the genetics of cancer are more important than where it first appears in the body.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:49:15 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 20862 at http://kbia.org The key to treating cancer may lie in understanding its genes The risks of alcohol abuse http://kbia.org/post/risks-alcohol-abuse <p>This week, we&rsquo;ll hear from one MU researcher about the risk factors for alcohol dependence, and hear about cancer prevention.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:24:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11911 at http://kbia.org The risks of alcohol abuse