Media Advisory: Colorectal Cancer Talk

Roswell Park Experts to Lead Live Video Web Chat on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Thursday, March 12, 2015

WHAT: A multidisciplinary panel of experts from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will discuss screening for those at high risk for colorectal cancer during a live, interactive video web chat. Questions to be discussed include:

  • How do you know if you are at high risk?
  • What role does genetics play?
  • When should high-risk screenings begin and what do they involve?

The experts will respond to questions submitted online and will discuss the unique screening needs of those who are at high risk for colorectal cancer — such as people with a family history of the disease.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 6–7 p.m. EDT

WHO: Participating Roswell Park experts are:

  • Andrew Bain, MD, Chief of Endoscopy. Dr. Bain works in Roswell Park’s new state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center and specializes in diagnosing and staging different gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS, surgical oncologist at Roswell Park. Dr. Nurkin specializes in gastrointestinal pre-cancerous conditions and cancer of the colon and rectum. His expertise is also in minimally invasive treatment approaches to tumors with advanced endoscopic and robotic techniques.
  • Nicoleta Voian, MD, MPH, Director of the Clinical Genetics Service. Dr. Voian helps people to understand their cancer risk based on their personal and family history of cancer.

NOTES: The online video chat will be accessible from the Roswell Park home page, roswellpark.org. Participants are encouraged to pre-register in order to pre-submit questions for our experts. Questions also can be submitted live during the event using the chat feature on Roswellpark.org/ ColorectalCancerTalk, on Twitter using hashtag #CRCTalk or by posting a comment at facebook.com/RoswellPark.

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The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, Roswell Park is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email AskRoswell@Roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: 

Deborah Pettibone, Public Information Specialist
716-845-4919; deborah.pettibone@roswellpark.org