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In this segment, Dr. Rich Wender MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer with the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, the Medical Director of the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, explain the risk factors and screening recommendations for colon cancer.  You will also learn about the “80 by 18” campaign and the important role public health has to play in increasing colon cancer screening rates.

Videos

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Part 1 - Overview (3:32)

Part 2 - Screening Overview (8:11)

Part 3 - Screening Options (5:51)

Part 4 - Screening Rates & Challenges (2:35)

Part 5 - Screening & Survivorship (2:10)

Part 6 - Goal to Increase Screening (6:11)

Part 7 - Cancer Control and Public Health Role (5:36)

Full Video (33:16)

Resources

Learning Objectives

  • List risk factors for colorectal cancer
  • Explain screening recommendations
  • Identify the public health role in improving increasing screening rates 

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Presenters

Rich Wender, MD, American Cancer Society

Dr. Richard Wender is the Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society. Prior to his role at the American Cancer Society, Wender worked 34 years as a family physician in the department of family and community medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Since 1985 Wender has been a committed volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He has been recognized for his leadership in medicine with the Laurel for Cancer Prevention Leadership from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Dr. Dienaba Joseph is the Medical Director of the CDC’s colorectal Cancer Control Program. Dr. Joseph is also board certified in internal medicine and is a Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Joseph obtained her medical degree from the University of Michigan’s Medical School, and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

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