March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and Edith Mitchell, MD, Director of the Center for Cancer Disparities and Immediate Past-President of the National Medical Association, recently participated in an ABC News Tweet Chat moderated by chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser on symptoms, prevention and treatment of the disease.
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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is a cancer that kills more black than white patients. Although research supports the idea that socioeconomic factors drive the survival disparity, it’s been unclear which factors play the biggest role, making it difficult to design effective intervention strategies. Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson undertook a deep analysis to examine the factors.
Sam Wood, a writer for Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer, recently spoke with Dr. Mitchell Conn, a gastroenterologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, about the different types of colon cancer screening.