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WATCH RECORDING: The Gut Patrol — Preventing Stomach & Colon Cancers






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UPDATE: This event was recorded on February 17, 2022. Watch the video recording and find more information about the speakers below.

Just ahead of Colon Cancer Awareness Month (March), The Connection Place, Inc. and the North Carolina Female Pastors Fellowship Group is spearheading an event on preventing stomach and colon cancers — “The Gut Patrol" — on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Duke Cancer Institute is a partner in the event.

Panelists include Duke GI physician Julius Wilder, MD, PhD; DCI GI oncologist Katherine Garman, MD; and DCI epidemiologist Meira Epplein, MD. Garman and Epplein are co-leaders of the NCI-designated Cancer Risk, Detection and Interception (CRDI) Research Program at Duke.

Topics are: 

  • Colorectal & stomach cancer prevention
  • Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and of stomach cancer
  • When to talk to your doctors

There will also be a story of survival.

The target audience is the general public/community members.