The American Cancer Society estimates that 145,600 new cases of colon or rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the United States during the current year and that the disease will claim the lives of more than 51,000 people. Those numbers in the Palmetto state are 2,166 and 829, according to the South Carolina Cancer Alliance.
Dr. Bryan Green was invited to speak at the 2018 National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable in Baltimore Maryland on November 15. This is a national coalition co-supported by the American Cancer Society and CDC, which focuses on increasing colorectal cancer screening rates throughout the nation. He presented the results of an ongoing program in which gastroenterologists have partnered with the University of South Carolina Center for Colon Research to provide over 3,000 free screening colonoscopies to uninsured residents of South Carolina.
Dr. Bryan Green of Digestive Disease Group presented the results of a 10 year colon cancer prevention study at the plenary session of the South Eastern Regional Colorectal Cancer Symposium in New Orleans June 2018. Dr. Green had spearheaded the study in his role as the President of the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association. The study was a partnership between South Carolina Gastroenterologists who volunteered to do free colonoscopies for underserved patients throughout the state and the Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina.