MSK Experts Weigh in on Digestive Health

Diane Reidy-Lagunes

A team of experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering shared their insights on colorectal cancer and general digestive health in an Information Session for patients, caregivers and those at increased risk for the disease.  

Members of the MSK community joined the session to have their most pressing questions answered. Topics ranged from the importance of continuing cancer care amid COVID-19, to more general nutrition guidance and the latest treatment advances for colorectal cancer.  The event was hosted by Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD, a medical oncologist and Associate Deputy Physician-In-Chief of the Regional Care Network at MSK.  The panel featured experts in colorectal cancer specializing in Surgery, Nursing, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Gastroenterology. The group also shared insights on the alarming trend of an increasing number of younger people being diagnosed with the disease, which led to the formation MSK’s Center for Young Onset Colorectal Cancer several years ago.

MSK plans to continue these Patient Information Sessions on a regular basis to help address concerns from our larger community on a variety of cancer-related issues.  Information on upcoming sessions and a recording of previous sessions can be heard on our website here.