News: Vanderbilt Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry

Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Everyone is encouraged to wear something blue to spark conversations about the importance of early screening for colon cancer during Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 2. Dress in Blue Day was launched in 2009 by the Colon Cancer Alliance to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related […]

VICC Seeks to Halt Colorectal Cancer’s Impact on Family

Friday, September 30th, 2011

As program coordinator for the Vanderbilt Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry, Duveen Sturgeon, R.N., regularly meets with patients and their families in the hospital to discuss the importance of being tested for the disease, which can be carried genetically to other family members. But not everyone in the family is always available, particularly those who live […]

Wise to Lead Colorectal Cancer Group

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Paul Wise, M.D., has been elected president of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA). He has held leadership roles on the council since 2008. Wise, assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of General Surgery, specializes in colon and rectal surgery with an interest in colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers. He […]