2 million new cases in 2008.

Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common diagnosed in women with more than 1.2 million new cases in 2008. Colon cancer is one of the deadliest cancers and was responsible for more than 600,000 deaths alone in 2008. In Europe, the overall survival rate is 43 %, while in the United States 62 %, these numbers drop considerably when the cancer spreads to distant organs themselves. The risk of colorectal cancer increases with age – in developed countries, more than 90 % of cases are diagnosed in individuals older than 50 years.

In April 2009, the AIUM established the Therapeutic Ultrasound Community of Practice, subgroup dedicated to promoting therapeutic ultrasound by assisting in the development of educational programs and provides an opportunity for networking and collaboration. ‘I think the cooperation between the ISTU AIUM and significantly expand awareness of therapeutic ultrasound applications and facilitates the growth of our company,’says ISTU President Kullervo Hynynen..The World Medical Association Declaration of out of Tokio represents a milestone in medical ethics. It has been gone in the year 1975, and has undergone several revisions of. The declaration condemns medicinal participation in torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment any act, decrease the capacity to resist the sacrifice to such treatment. It is serves as a template for many medical code. Even though the WMA update the Tokyo Declaration in the year 2006, a revised version could be further clarified roles and duties at medical countries which prisoner are abused. Click here to the the start the editorial online.

A Viewpoint to this week’s edition by The Lancet discusses how the 1975 Declaration of Tokyo, on Medical Ethics and Torture , could further revised to make it more over the world on now – shall ensure that physicians are complicit into torture of detainees be drawn accountable. The Viewpoint will be Dr Dr. Steven Miles, Center for Bioethics at the University by Minnesota, Alfred Freedman, New York Medical College, United States of America.

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