abc
QUICK LINKS:

U of M Researchers Conduct Colon Cancer Survey at State Fair

Created: 08/30/2014 6:50 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Matthews

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

Now a University of Minnesota study is trying to find out why African American men are most at risk. Researchers say they have a 25-percent higher rate of having colon cancer than white men and a 50-percent higher mortality rate.

U of M researchers are surveying black men ages 18 to 64 at the Minnesota State Fair in hopes of bringing those numbers down.

Along with the survey, there is a giant inflatable colon to educate fairgoers on the disease. You can find the survey and the giant colon at the new U of M Driven to Discover Building.

Photo: KSTP-TV

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Broken Clouds
64°
70° | 50°
  • Feels like: 64° F
  • Wind: 3mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Sat Abundant sunshine
    66° | 48°
  • Sun Partly cloudy
    71° | 50°
  • Mon A few clouds
    58° | 44°
  • Tue Mostly sunny
    50° | 35°

Video

KSTP NEWS