Perspectives in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Research

From “Science Geek” to Cancer Warrior

Carmen J. Allegra, MD, Co-director, NSABP Foundation Research Program

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Growing up in his hometown outside of Philadelphia, Carmen Allegra was a self-described “science geek.” He remembers those times fondly, “I always liked building things and doing experiments to figure out how things work—I was always doing things that my mother would prefer I wouldn't do!" Carmen Allegra’s love of science and “figuring things out” has led to his passion and his career as an oncologist and cancer researcher.

Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Under Age 50: Participate, Educate and Advocate

By Dr. Thomas George, Medical Director of the GI Oncology Program, University of Florida

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A diagnosis of cancer is never welcoming news. It is especially daunting for those in the 30-50 age bracket, who are often parents of young children, still working to provide for and raise their families, and not yet on Medicare for health insurance. Understanding colorectal cancer and knowing the latest in treatment options, as well as being an active participant in the fight for the cure, are important facets in a patient's diagnosis and treatment journey.