Oklahoma medical briefs for May 20

Oklahoma medical briefs for May 20
Published: May 20, 2012
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MEDICAL NOTES

Hospital schedules summit to promote health among black men

Integris Men's Health University will hold its annual African American Men's Health Summit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at the Langston University Oklahoma City Campus at 4205 N Lincoln Blvd.

Free men's health screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, including screenings for colon, skin and oral cancer along with screenings for glucose, cholesterol, stroke and blood pressure. Among the cancer screenings available, participants will need to make appointments for the skin and oral screenings.

Other activities include health and wellness information and resources, giveaways and door prizes. Reservations can be made through the Integris HealthLine at 951-2277.

Gene may help fight colon cancer

Researchers at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center say a certain protein is a likely key in efforts to conquer colon cancer.

The protein is called shugoshin-1, or Sgo1, and it is found naturally in human organisms and other organisms. "shugoshin" means "guardian god" in Japanese, according to a news release.