Thursday, May 21, 2015

Colorado Colorectal Cancer Summit

Regional and national healthcare leaders will be in Denver May 26 and 27 to discuss ways to save lives and improve colorectal cancer screening rates during the Rocky Mountain Colorectal Cancer Screening Summit.

Colorado ranks 22nd nationwide for colorectal cancer screenings, and 65 percent of Colorado residents, age 50-75, are up-to-date on colorectal cancer screenings. Colorado's goal is 80 percent. Colorectal cancer can be completely prevented by screening and it is also one of the most successfully treated cancers if diagnosed early. The five-year survival rate is around 90 percent for colorectal cancers caught in their earliest stage. 

Rocky Mountain Colorectal Cancer Screening Summit
Tuesday, May 26 – 2:30 to 5 p.m. 
 Wednesday, May 27 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Denver Southeast, 7525 East Hampden Avenue


Dr. Richard Wender – Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
Dr. Dennis Ahnen – National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable; University of Colorado 
Dr. Tim Byers, MPH – Colorado School of Public Health; CU Cancer Center

For more information, contact Lisa Bade

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