2012 CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer


March 2, 2012
Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Conference Chair: Gregory Ginsberg, MD

CANPrevent is a prevention series featuring experts from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. CANPrevent ColorectalCancer is a half-day symposium designed to help those at risk for colorectal cancer. This conference was designed for:

Those at risk for colorectal cancer because:

  • You are a man or woman aged 50 or older with no identified rirsk factors
  • You have a personal history of adenomatous or precancerous polyps, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
  • You have a family history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer in one or more close relatives (parents, siblings, or children)

Those at risk for colorectal cancer due to a diagnosis of:

  • Lynch syndrome, also known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Juvenile Polyposis (JP)
  • MYP-Associated Polyposis (MAP)
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

Agenda [PDF]

View Invitation [PDF]

OncoLink Brown Bag Webchat - Focus On Gastrointestinal Cancers

Conference Presentations 

Colorectal Cancer Screening - the Basics 101
Gregory Ginsberg, MD

OncoLink.org and What's My Risk?
Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN

Help in Navigating the Screening Process
Alicia Lamanna

Talking About Risk - Implications for Your Family
Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC

CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer

Slideshow