Patient Stories

Learn about our patients and the patient care provided by the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS

D-H research team approved for $32.7 million for study on colorectal cancer screening in older adults

A research team led by Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS has been approved for a $32.7 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a large study on colonoscopy vs. stool-based testing for older adults.

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Audrey Calderwood, MD

The Impact of COVID-19 on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Researchers take a close look at the impact of the pandemic on endoscopy volumes and what that could mean for colorectal cancer diagnoses.

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Lynn Butterly

Preventing Colorectal Cancer through Screening

While colonoscopy can be used for the prevention or early detection of colon and rectal cancer, there are other screening options.

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Joga Ivatury, MD, in clinic

Colorectal Cancer Treatment Today and Tomorrow

The best possible treatment for colorectal cancer is as much excellent surgical technique and clinical treatments as it is actively involving patients in every aspect of the process from diagnosis to survivorship.

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Dia Draper portrait

Life in Cancer Survivorship: Dia Draper

Four years after completing treatment for colon cancer, Dia Draper reflects on life in survivorship and the complex emotions and changes in life perspective that come along with surviving a serious illness.

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Idylla device

Rapid Genomic Profiling of Colon Cancers can Improve Therapy Selection for Patients

Multicenter study led by NCCC shows vastly improved turnaround time to get results from the lab to the oncologist using the newest technology in the cancer testing space.

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