Surgical Oncology News

This section features a sampling of news related to surgical oncology from the popular press, from press releases received, or SSO news directly pertinent to SSO members.

Vow to dying brother drives Grand Rapids surgeon's discovery to help colon cancer patients

Author: Sue Thoms, Michigan Live
Aug 10, 2012

The colon cancer research study [SSO member] Dr. Larry McCahill undertook had a few factors working against it.

It lacked the razzle-dazzle appeal of a new drug - not to mention the promotional push of a major drug company. And enrolling patients in the clinical trial moved slowly because they had to meet extremely specific criteria. But a powerful personal commitment spurred McCahill to see it through.

"This was especially important to me because my brother Ray died of colon cancer," said McCahill, a surgical oncologist at Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary's Health Care. "I had really vowed to get this study finished."

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