Providence Cancer Center is actively involved in gastrointestinal cancer research, focusing our attention on cancers of the upper (esophagus and stomach), middle (pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and small intestine) and lower (colon, rectum and anus) gastrointestinal tract.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Though more than 50 thousand Americans will die this year of colorectal cancer, the good news is there are now more than 1 million survivors in this country – thanks in part to increased screening and improved treatments. Viju Deenadayalu, M.D., provides basic information about colorectal cancer and the details of in-home tests and colonoscopy screenings.
Bernie Fox, Ph.D., speaks at annual meeting in China about a new approach to determine immune response to tumors.
Providence experts talk about the importance of getting a colonoscopy to detect and prevent colorectal cancer.
Dr. Todd Crocenzi, medical director, Providence Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, and a colorectal cancer survivor discuss the benefits of screening on KATU's AM Northwest.