March Colon Cancer Awareness Month 2017 Highlights

As March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, here is a curated selection of the many photos and accomplishments of ACG’s members and their incredibly dedicated colleagues!  Submitted by GI practices all around the country, and from some international friends too, these photos demonstrate the creativity and commitment of so many in the gastroenterology profession to patient health and public awareness of colorectal cancer screening and prevention.

Send more photos to mediaonly[at] and consider submitting an application for ACG’s SCOPY Award – Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence.



Top Row L to R: Cleveland Clinic Research Team Working with Dr. Carol Burke; Dr. Samir Shah, Providence, RI; Dr. Costas Kefalas, Akron, OH

Bottom Row L to R: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gastroenterology team sends greetings from Blue Heaven for Colon Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. Nicholas Shaheen and Dr. Evan Dellon; GI staff at Connecticut GI’s office in Torrington, CT is invaded by Smurfs

Top Row L to R: Bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock, AR illuminated in blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month thanks to Dr. Whitfield Knapple; Dr. March Seabrook and his team go blue in Columbia, SC; GI nurse Quintella Boykin at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, TX

Bottom Row L to R: Dr. Tauseef Ali and his team at St. Anthony’s in Oklahoma City, OK fighting colon cancer and looking great; Dr. James Hobley (pictured as “Thing 2”) and his colorful and creative colleagues in Baton Rouge, LA; Dr. Lauren Gerson and her team at California Pacific Medical Center; the One Union Plaza Building in downtown Little Rock, AR goes blue

Top Row L to R: Dr. B. Indrakrishnan of Duluth, GA worked in Georgia to have a proclamation issued in honor of March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; physicians and staff from the Asian Institute of Medical Science Hyderabad, Pakistan; inside the inflatable colon at Valley Hospital in Rdigewood, NJ; Dr. Lucia Oliveira, a colorectal surgeon in Rio de Janeiro, wants to wipe out colorectal cancer around the globe; Dr. Dheyaa Ali Ahmed, MD, FACG of Iraq

Bottom Row L to R: Benjamin Franklin Bridge goes Blue in Philadelphia, photo courtesy of Dr. Leo Katz; ACG  Governor Dr. Walter Coyle of Scripps Clinic made a TV appearance to discuss news of trends in young onset CRC; ACG Governor Gerry Lanes and his team go blue in Florida;

Top Row L to R: More friends at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; the Pennsylvania State Capitol Dome in Harrisburg, PA; Dr. Andrew Nullman and his team in Miami, FL

Bottom Row L to R: The Litt Building in Philadelphia goes blue thanks to Dr. Marianne Ritchie-Gordon of Thomas Jefferson Hospital; Dr. Steve Amann, ACG’s Governor with his team in Tupelo, MS says “Don’t Clown Around About Colon Cancer Screening”; Boat House Row in Philadelphia; Mayo Clinic Rochester’s Department of GI is serious about CRC screening

Top Row L to R: Connecticut GI Hartford, CT office tackles Colon Cancer; Connecticut GI New Britain’s CRC Month Theme: Bowling!; the VA in Dayton Ohio and Dr. Sangeeta Agrawal

Bottom Row L to R: The Force is with Connecticut GI office in Norwich, CT; The VA New York Health Care System in Brooklyn, NY had the best poster with polyp-stomping super hero illustration by Dr. Eugene Han; Dr. Paul Thuluvath and colleagues at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD go blue.

Top Row L to R: Facey Medical Group with Dr. Magued Beshay; Connecticut GI of Enfield, CT; Dr. Elwyn Lyles and his staff at Smoky Mountain GI.

Bottom Row L to R: Houston Methodist GI team; Dr. Neil Stollman and his East Bay Endo Surgery Center colleagues; Executive staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Top Row L to R: Digestive Care of Coral Springs, FL; Mayo Clinic Scottsdale goes blue; Dr. Sunanda “Susie” Kane and friends at Mayo Clinic Rochester

Bottom Row L to R: More Mayo Rochester staffers urging you to “Check Your Colon”; the team at Sutter Roseville Medical Center; More from the “What’s Up Your Alley” campaign at Connecticut GI in New Britain, CT

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