Last month the University of Arizona College of Medicine held a mini medical-school forum, free to the community. The focus was the latest research into colorectal cancer, its history, symptoms, and advances in treatment.
Why so much focus on this particular cancer? According to an American Cancer Society report, 151,030 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2021, the #4 most common type of cancer. During the same period, 53,201 people died from the disease making it the #2 killer among cancers.
For all the dads out there (and moms, too), this is a topic worth deeper understanding. If interested in learning more about this disease simply take a photo of this red QR code and click on the link that pops up.
Other mini medical-school sessions are being planned. So don't miss the next one. Sign up here: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bNrBVV5l4zgIwcu . Earlier this year, these sessions covered Dementia 101 and a talk about Diabetes prevention and treatment.
About Mini Medical School
Mini Medical School is a forum in which community members can receive accurate and valuable health information from expert physicians and scientists from the College of Medicine – Tucson. Each half-day event is centered around a specific disease with an opportunity for audience engagement. Tucson and surrounding community members are encouraged to attend. This College of Medicine – Tucson event series is co-hosted by Kristen Rundell, MD, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Jordan F. Karp, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.