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Colorectal Cancer and the African American Community – WVON Dr. in the House with Dr. Terry Mason
October 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The entertainment industry is still in shock over the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer. The 43-year-old star of such movies as “The Black Panther” and “42” succumbed to the disease after a four year battle. John Stewart IV, MD, MBA, associate director for clinical research at the UI Cancer Center, and Candace Henley, founder of The Blue Hat Foundation, colon cancer survivor, and member of the UI Cancer Center’s Patient Brigade, will discuss colorectal cancer on WVON’s “Dr. In The House with Dr. Terry Mason” radio show on Sunday, Oct. 4. The program airs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on 1690 AM.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States, and the second most common cause of cancer-related death. African Americans bear a disproportionate burden, with an incidence of colorectal cancer that is more than 20% higher than in whites, and an even larger difference in mortality. Blacks have the highest incidence and mortality rates of colorectal cancer of any ethnic group in the United States.
The program is hosted by Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, associate director of community outreach and engagement at the UI Cancer Center, and director of community based research at Mile Square Health Center, and Terry Mason, MD.
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