ChicagoCHEC community conversation focusing on colorectal cancer prevention

University of Illinois Cancer Center members Dr. Keith Naylor and Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, PhD, RD, MS, along with UI Cancer Center Patient Brigade member Candace Henley, will be featured presenters in a virtual community conversation on how screening and nutrition play a role in preventing colorectal cancer at noon on Thursday, March 25. The event, which requires registration, is sponsored by ChicagoCHEC, UI Health and The Blue Hat Foundation.

A gastroenterologist, Naylor is assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is a member of the UI Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control program. Tussing-Humphreys is associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition and is co-leader of the UI Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control program. Henley, a colorectal cancer survivor, serves as chief surviving officer at The Blue Hat Foundation, a Chicago-based colorectal cancer organization.

The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership led by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois Chicago.