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Drs. Joshua Meyer, Frank Friedenberg, and Delana Wardlaw Discuss Colon Cancer Following the Death of Actor Chadwick Boseman

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Drs. Joshua Meyer, Frank Friedenberg, and Delana Wardlaw discussed colon cancer, colon cancer disparities, and the importance of colonoscopies following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman.

  • Joshua E. Meyer, MD, Vice Chair of Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, provided expert commentary for a Philadelphia Inquirer story about doctors encouraging people to honor the life of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer at age 43, by learning more about the disease and getting their routine screening — especially if they have put off the procedure because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • WHYY interviewed Frank K. Friedenberg, MD, MS (Epi), Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Co-Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at Temple University Hospital, about colon cancer and how it disproportionately affects African-Americans – particularly African-American men.
  • Delana Wardlaw, MD, who practices at Temple Physicians Inc. at Nicetown, joined 6ABC to discuss colon cancer disparities, the importance of colonoscopies, and sharing any symptoms with your doctor.