Bowel Cancer and Digestive Cancers

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Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. A substantial proportion of bowel cancer is preventable. The outlook depends strongly on how advanced it is at diagnosis; caught early the outlook is good, so screening is a major part of the public health response. 

Other cancers of the gut are changing incidence; stomach cancer rates are falling, while oesophageal cancer is increasing in men. 

This lecture will consider the prevention and treatment of these cancers.

© Annie Cavanagh CC BY-NC

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This event was on Mon, 07 Dec 2020

Christopher Whitty Past Gresham Professor of Physic

Professor Chris Whitty FRS

Visiting Professor of Public Health

Professor Christopher Whitty KCB FRCP FRS was Gresham Professor of Physic at Gresham College from 2018 to 2022, and Visiting Professor of Public Health 2015-2018 and again since 2022.  He is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and the UK Government's Chief Medical Adviser

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