I am a Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncologist at the University of Southern California (USC)/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. I am what people describe as a physician scientist, which means I do see patients and write a lot of clinical trials, but I also have a laboratory focusing on the molecular make up of tumors.
Through my work with patients in my practice and all over the world, it became clear that a blog written by a medical professional would be a fantastic way to share information with anyone interested in the latest news for people affected by colon cancer. On the Revolution Health web site, I developed a colon cancer curriculum which summarizes the latest news as well as the background information on risks, screening, detection and treatment of colon cancer. Feel free to browse their archives to find information on a wide variety of subjects.
With this information available online, it makes for a better patient experience in my practice. Patients are not stressed out if they don’t have everything written down. They can go to the web at any time and look up information, and then bring their questions back to me to discuss.
I’m pleased my blog has found a new home at C3. From my unique perspective, I will share the latest developments in the treatment of colon cancer, and will be able to respond to questions you leave in the comments. I welcome your ideas and suggestions to make this a successful endeavor.
I am very excited to work with the C3 team in the new year and wish you a happy holiday season and a Happy New Year, but first and foremost I wish you all health and satisfaction.