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Exploring the Great Unknown with Dr. Tatjana Kolevska

Tatjana Kolevska, MD, Associate Director, Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials Program

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Pushing the boundaries of science and knowledge both intrigue and motivate Dr. Tatjana Kolevska. Discovering “the great unknown” is a concept that appeals to her, and she says that if she did not practice medicine, she would love to be a space explorer.

Drs. Fisher and Wolmark receive SSO Distinguished Service Award

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Bernard Fisher, MD, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Norman Wolmark, MD, chairman of the NSABP Foundation, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) on March 23 during the organization’s 71st Annual Cancer Symposium at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wolmark accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Fisher and himself from Dr. Jeffrey A. Drebin, SSO Past President.

Thomas George, MD discusses importance of clinical trials for colorectal cancer

Thomas George, MD, Medical Director of the GI Oncology Program, University of Florida

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Thomas George, MD, Medical Director of GI Oncology Program at the University of Florida and a Principal Investigator with NSABP Foundation discusses his relationship with NSABP, clinical trials for MSI-high colorectal cancer patients, and the importance of clinical trials for colorectal cancer. (Interviewed October 12, 2017 at the NSABP Foundation Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.)

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!" Dr. 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.

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