News Release

March 10, 2009

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Keeping You Healthy Inside and Out

Free Lecture at UConn Health Center Tuesday, March 24

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Colon cancer is one of the most common and preventable cancers. Regular screening is the best way to find colon cancer early, yet many individuals avoid the topic until they have symptoms. During a free program Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Health Center, experts will discuss:

  • The importance of early detection and screening.
  • The role of polyps and cancer risk.
  • Prevention and treatment strategies.

The program will be held at the Henry Low Learning Center. To register, call 800-535-6232.

Speakers include Dr. Joseph Anderson of the UConn Health Center’s Colon Cancer Prevention Program and Dr. Michael O’Brien from the Boston University Medical Center Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

The program is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Health Center’s Divisions of Gastroenterology and Human Genetics.

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