Defeating Colon Cancer with Surgery
Dr. Alessandro Fichera, Director of the Colorectal Surgical Oncology Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses important treatment options for those facing colon and rectal cancer. If caught early, there is a near 90 percent five-year cure rate for some patients. Surgery continues to be an extremely important treatment option and Dr. Fichera details advances that support this approach to care for patients.
Experts & Guests
Alessandro Fichera, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Director, Colorectal Surgical Oncology Program, Seattle Cancer Care AllianceAlessandro Fichera, MD, a nationally renowned, board certified colorectal surgeon specializing in the latest surgical techniques and research, joined UW Medicine in July to lead and further develop the Colorectal Surgery Program. He spent the last 10 years at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he started and then directed the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Training Program. more >