Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go: 1-on-1 with Zuri Murrell, MD: Colorectal Cancer in Black Patients

December 8, 2020
Matthew Fowler

The latest episode of CancerNetwork’s podcast focuses on the rising incidence rates of colorectal cancer in both young and black patients.

In this edition “Oncology Peer Review On-The-Go,” CancerNetwork spoke with Zuri Murrell, MD, 1-on-1 for a conversation regarding the rising rates of colorectal cancer for younger individuals, as well as the significantly higher incidence and death rates for Black patients of this cancer type.

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the US in men and women combined. Murrell, a colorectal surgeon and cancer specialist at Cedars-Sinai, explained that obesity, diabetes, smoking, and a family history of colorectal cancer may all play a role in the increasing rate.

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