Thursday Sep 14, 2023

Advances in colorectal cancer screening, Pt 1

In this episode of the award-winning podcast Dr. Tomas Villanueva welcomes Dr. Aziz Aadam to discuss the need for early colorectal cancer (CRC) detection, which drastically increases the rate of survival, and how improvements in CRC screening are giving patients better options.


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal
Clinical Operations and Quality


Abdul Aziz Aadam, MD 
Interventional Gastroenterologist
Director, Interventional Endoscopy
Medical Director, International Patient Services
Northwestern Medicine

Show Notes:

[01:11] Endoscopic submucosal dissection

[02:10] Prevalence of colorectal cancer

[02:38] Risk factors

[05:10] Reason for the need of early detection

[06:35] Challenges for screening

[07:56] Rise in younger patients

[09:11] Screening of the elderly

[09:54] Increasing screening rates

[11:09] Additional screening options



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