Cancer Conversations Podcast – Episode #13: The Latest in Colon Cancer Prevention

Charles Fuchs, MD, Kimmie Ng, MD, and Brian Wolpin, MD
Charles Fuchs, MD (left); Kimmie Ng, MD; and Brian Wolpin, MD, of Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Center.

As with many cancers, screening is a crucial step in preventing colorectal cancer. In fact, colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if it is found early.

“There are many different ways we can prevent colorectal cancer, ranging from medical tests to dietary and lifestyle behaviors, to taking certain medications,” says Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, director of clinical research for Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Center. “But if I had to come down on one, important factor to lower risk of colorectal cancer, it’s screening.”

In this Cancer Conversations podcast episode, Ng discusses some of the latest topics in colorectal cancer prevention, including screening techniques and guidelines, risk factors, and the latest research into different foods, vitamins, and medications that may be able to lower risk.

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The Cancer Conversations series features Q&A-style conversations with Dana-Farber physicians, clinicians, and researchers. Topics include breast cancer research, precision cancer medicine, integrative therapies, cancer genetics, and more. Visit the Cancer Conversations page for more episodes and the Dana-Farber podcast page for more cancer podcast series.