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March 26, 2019

DDW speaker highlight: Cynthia Sears, MD

Meet our noted authority in the role of the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer and learn about her presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019.

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To help advance the science and practice of gastroenterology primarily by providing educational leadership in topics central to the initiation, progression, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract cancers, the AGA Institute Council Gastrointestinal Oncology section is planning an extensive program at DDW 2019.



Cynthia Sears, MD

Speaker highlight


Biofilms and Colorectal Cancer (Sp1025), led by Dr. Sears, professor of medicine at John Hopkins University in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, will discuss how bacterial biofilms, dense and adherent bacterial communities, contribute to colon cancer pathogenesis, particularly in the right colon. Her presentation is part of the The Microbiome and GI Cancer session on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in the San Diego Convention Center. View this, and more AGA sessions, in the DDW Online Planner.




Colorectal diseases track

DDW Tracks provide the ability to search all sessions and posters by topic or theme across all societies as well as exhibitors. Use the colorectal diseases track to narrow down your search in the online planner.



DDW — cosponsored by AGA, AASLD, ASGE and SSAT — will be held May 18–21, 2019, in San Diego, California. Discounted registration rates apply through April 3. Register now.



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