Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the next Medical Lecture in our seasonal series: “Colon Cancer Update: The Good News, the Better News and Some Cause for Concern.” The lecture will take place in the Cultural Center Theater.

Speaker James Marion, M.D., Professor of Gastroenterology at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, is a member of the faculty practice and Director of Education of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Mount Sinai. He’s an active investigator, currently involved in numerous clinical trials. He initiated and led the team that completed the first American clinical trial comparing chromoendoscopy to standard techniques for the detection of dysplasia in irritable bowel disease. Chromoendoscopy involves the topical application of stains or pigments to improve tissue localization, characterization, or diagnosis during endoscopy.

Dr. Marion was awarded the Distinguished Physician’s Award from the Long Island chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in 2010. He was named Physician of the Year by the Greater New York chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in 2012.

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. The society estimates the following statistics for 2020:

  • 104,610 new cases of colon cancer
  • 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer

Please join us for Dr. Marion’s informative lecture, which will be followed by a cocktail reception. You will also have an opportunity to meet Dr. Marion.

Medical Center Tip of the Week: We are now in peak flu season. Take an inventory of your medicine cabinet and stock up on over-the-counter comfort cold and viral remedies, and pick the boxes with the latest expiration date. It’s no fun to go to a pharmacy when you don’t feel well!