Free Seminar on Colon Cancer Prevention at UAMS March 1

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The Charles William Rasco III Symposium, “Colon Cancer: A Preventable Disease,” will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging. The registration deadline is Mon., Feb. 24. Register online registration at or call 501-526-6199.

The symposium will cover how a healthy diet and physically active lifestyle may help prevent colorectal cancer and how to schedule regular screening tests for the disease. Local restaurants will provide samples of healthy foods. The speakers will include Nicholas P. Lang, M.D., Alfred O. Berg, M.D., Jerianne Heimendinger, ScD, MPH, RD, and Vivek Raj, M.D. The Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging is at the corner of 7th and Elm Streets on the UAMS campus. Free parking will be available in the center parking lot.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in both men and women over the age of 50. This year, more than 1,500 men and women in Arkansas will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and approximately 600 Arkansans will die from the disease. The good news is that colorectal cancer is also a highly preventable disease.