9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala

 

Photos from the 9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala is now available.

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Dr. Raja FayadAlexander Sougiannis still can hear Raja Fayad’s voice in his head, encouraging him when his research takes a turn for the worse or the workload grows heavy.

Fayad, the beloved professor and researcher killed a year ago in a murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, was known for his eternal optimism, including a belief that researchers eventually would find a cure for colon cancer.


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Audrey Smith and Helen Bell of the VFW Auxiliary Department of South Carolina present Dr. Frank Berger with a check for $2,209.
Audrey Smith and Helen Bell of the VFW Auxiliary Department of South Carolina present Dr. Frank Berger with a check for $2,209.

The VFW Auxiliary Department of South Carolina recently donated $2,209 to the Center for Colon Cancer Research.  This generous gift illustrates the organization's on-going support for cancer research.

The VFW Auxiliary Department of South Carolina is part of a national service and philanthropic organization that supports soldiers and their families.

A public–private partnership of patient navigators, gastroenterologists, and other healthcare providers — who collectively volunteer their time and skills — is bringing colorectal cancer screening to underserved, low-income populations.

"Over 50% of the gastroenterologists in our state participate, and not one of them gets compensated, and none of the practices that use anesthesiologists or anesthetists are compensated," said Renay Caldwell, CCRC, from the Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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