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Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer mortality in both men and women.
As gastroenterologists and primary care physicians are faced with patients with colorectal cancer, the future road to decreasing these numbers begins with increased knowledge and awareness of the effects that biology, genetics, environment, and lifestyle have on the disease.
In Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Karen Kim and her esteemed contributors take a comprehensive look into the world of colorectal cancer and the ways that today’s physician can positively impact the patient’s outcome.
Unique Features Include:
· Novel screening modalities
· Disparities in colorectal cancer
· Latest information on genetic testing for colorectal cancer
· Screening algorithms for average and high risk patients
· Economics of screening and prevention
Some Chapter Topics Include:
· Colonic carcinogenesis
· Environmental factors and colorectal cancer
· Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer
· Biomarkers and colorectal cancer
· Health policy and colorectal cancer prevention
With cutting-edge technology and information, Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer should be in the hands of all gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and those in training.
Only by understanding the biology and genetics of this disease, and the effects that environment and lifestyle have on it, can gastroenterologists truly make a difference with the treatment of their patients.
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Karen E. Kim, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, a member of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, and a faculty affiliate for the Center for Race, Culture and Politics. Dr. Kim graduated with honors from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency training at Northwestern University and her Gastroenterology Research Fellowship at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kim’s areas of interest include community-based participatory research in health disparities for cancer screening and clinical trial participation, and colon cancer chemoprevention.
Dr. Kim serves on numerous public health committees, including chairperson of the Colorectal Cancer Work Group and an advisor for the Cancer Disparities Work Group, Illinois Cancer Control Program, and Illinois Department of Public Health, a member of the State of Illinois Cancer Control Task Force, and the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Council. She is the president of the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois, and recently Dr. Kim established and now chairs the Asian Cancer Prevention Organization.
Finally, Dr. Kim has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Cancer Society Partnership/Community Service Award for promoting community-based cancer awareness and screening, the Illinois Health Education Consortium/Asian Health Coalition, Public Health Advocacy Award, the Gastroenterology Faculty Teaching Award, University of Chicago Gastroenterology Fellowship and was recently inducted as a fellow into the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago.
"Overall, this book successfully combines a review of the basics related to colorectal cancer, with up-to-date content on recent advances in the field. There are substantive discussions on epidemiology, and biology and genetics which are accompanied by practical management recommendations. There is novel insight to the timely issues related to health disparities as they pertain to colorectal cancer related outcomes that are not only unique, but both enlightening and thought provoking. This book proves to be a welcome and valuable addition to the library of any healthcare professional interested in a clear, concise resource on colorectal cancer prevention."
— Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, New York, NY
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