Rajunor Ettarh

Tulane UniversityUnited States of America

Dr. Rajunor Ettarh is Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Structural and Cellular Biology at Tulane University School of Medicine, where he also serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Anatomy. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London, he spent much of his research career in Ireland, where his main interests centered on radiobiology and epithelial cell biology of the digestive tract, the regulatory mechanisms that mediate uninhibited proliferation in gastrointestinal cancers, and potential therapeutic targets. He has published extensively, has previously edited two books on colorectal cancer, and reviews for a number of cancer journals.

3books edited

3chapters authored

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Colorectal cancer remains a major health issue for many developed regions around the world. The good news is that early detection has significantly improved overall survival rates and continues to do so. A number of prevention strategies contribute to this positive trend, and today a patient who undergoes a colonoscopy for screening purposes stands a much better chance of being effectively surveyed for prevention of colorectal cancer. Patients can rely increasingly on the improved datasets and technical advances that are being made in screening approaches and skills. With continued progress, particularly in the partnership between clinicians and computer scientists, the future for colorectal cancer surveillance looks increasingly positive for the development of improved tools and methods.

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