Colon Cancer Prevention Program
Experts at the UConn Health Center have created a new Colon
Cancer Prevention Program to help you understand your risk of
colon cancer – and create a personalized cancer prevention plan.
Because cancer prevention is a way of life, this unique
program offers you ongoing support, education and the benefits
of today’s latest research advances.
The Colon Cancer Prevention Program is open to all men and
women over age 18.
Allies in Prevention
Cancer prevention is a lifelong plan including smart choices
in our day to day lives. Our team is here to help you and
support you every step of the way. Drawing on UConn’s diverse
strengths as a university hospital, the Colon Cancer Prevention
Program offers you:
- Personalized care by a team of nationally recognized
- Individualized risk assessment services
- State-of-the-art colonoscopy services, utilizing
advanced equipment for the most precise imaging and extra
attention to keep you comfortable
- Unique research strengths to enhance your colon cancer
- Comprehensive genetic assessment and counseling for
individuals with significant family history of colon cancer
- Ongoing education and counseling services for
individuals and families
- Easy access for scheduling and appointments
A More Precise Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is the best available tool to allow physicians to
visualize the entire large intestine and look for the earliest
signs of cancer. Experts with the Colon Cancer Prevention
Program use a more advanced system to visualize even the smallest blood
vessels within the colon. Because UConn’s system can vastly
magnify molecular segments of tissue and blood vessels, experts
can see the tiniest changes in the colon years, or even decades,
before these changes could lead to dangerous polyps. In
addition, your comfort is a high priority at UConn; our team
will make sure this examination is as easy as possible for you.
Your Cancer Prevention Plan
At UConn, your cancer prevention plan begins with a detailed
assessment to help determine your unique risk factors. At your
first appointment, our nurse practitioner, physician and other
team leaders will start working with you to create your personal
Benefit from Our Research Strengths
Some of today’s most exciting colon cancer research is taking
place here at the UConn Health Center. Working with the National
Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and other
leading organizations, our scientists and physicians are looking
into the early cellular changes that lead to colon cancer. UConn
researchers are also studying the impact of environmental and
lifestyle factors on the colon. When you join the Colon Cancer
Prevention Program, you and your family can benefit from UConn’s
years of research experience and knowledge.
Our multidisciplinary research team is led by Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.,
and also includes:
- Molecular Science
Kevin Claffey, Ph.D.
Charles Giardina, Ph.D.
Christopher Heinen, Ph.D.
Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Jennifer Tirnauer, Ph.D.
- Medical Oncology
Jessica M. Clement, M.D.
Upendra Hegde, M.D.
Susan Tannenbaum, M.D.
Pramod Srivastava, Ph.D., M.D.
As part of this program, you will receive ongoing education
about risk reduction strategies and new advances in colon cancer
prevention, including a newsletter and invitations to talks and
seminars. We will work with you to make sure your cancer
prevention plan continues to reflect the most up to date
knowledge and scientific breakthroughs.
Who Is Eligible to Participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 who is concerned about their risk
of colon cancer is encouraged to join the Colon Cancer
Prevention Program. Call 800-535-6232 for more information or to
make an appointment.
Colon Cancer Information
Please follow the link below to obtain up-to-date information from the
National Cancer Institute.
Our Specialists and Staff
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or for
call 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.
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