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Wafik S. El-Deiry: Don’t delay your screening because it could save your life
May 8, 2024, 14:26

Wafik S. El-Deiry: Don’t delay your screening because it could save your life

Wafik S. El-Deiry shared on LinkedIn:

“After a screening colonoscopy today, I wanted to share the American Cancer Society Guideline for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Remember, for people at average risk of colorectal cancer, The American Cancer Society recommends that screening starts at age 45. This can be done either with a sensitive test that looks for signs of cancer in a person’s stool (a stool-based test), or with an exam that looks at the colon and rectum (a visual exam) such as a colonoscopy.

Don’t delay your screening because it could save your life.”

Source: Wafik S. El-Deiry/LinkedIn

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, FRSM, is the Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School and Director of the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University and Director of the Joint Program in Cancer Biology at Brown University and affiliated hospitals.Dr. El-Deiry discovered p21(WAF1) as a p53 target gene, cell cycle inhibitor, and tumor suppressor that explained the mammalian cell stress response. Dr. El-Deiry made important contributions in cell death signaling and our understanding of the sensitivity of tumors to chemotherapy. El-Deiry has more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and 5 edited books.