Scripps to Host Colorectal Cancer Forum March 6

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The general public is invited to learn about the latest advances in colorectal cancer care at a free presentation on Sunday, March 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in San Diego.

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San Diego County residents are invited to learn about the latest advances in colorectal cancer care at a free presentation on Sunday, March 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center, located at 10670 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego 92121.

Attendees will learn about the latest strategies for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

More than 134,000 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016 and more than 49,000 people are expected to die of the disease, according the American Cancer Society.

Scripps Clinic colorectal surgeon Laura Goetz, M.D., will lead the presentation. Advance registration for the March 6 presentation is requested by calling 858-678-7128 or emailing bowman(dot)anne(at)scrippshealth(dot)org.

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of physician offices throughout the region.

Recognized as a leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at http://www.scripps.org.

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