September 19, 2008

Colorectal cancer seminar set

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Sheila Bates

Colorectal cancer seminar set

People living with colorectal cancer can learn more about the disease and share ideas with other patients during a seminar Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

“Conversations about Colorectal Cancer” is hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, the nation's largest and oldest national nonprofit providing support and education for those affected by colorectal cancer.

The free seminar will allow Nashville-area patients to interact with leading Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center physicians and discuss the latest treatment advances and management of side effects.

“This program is an opportunity for those living with colorectal cancer to learn more about the nation's second-leading cancer killer,” said Alexander Parikh, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery. “By encouraging a dialogue between patients, health care providers and caregivers, we hope to help patients learn how to successfully manage their daily activities and improve their quality of life.”

Other physicians on the panel will include Jordan Berlin, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, and Peter Bream Jr., M.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

To register for the seminar, call (877) 422-2030 or visit