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