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Featured Scientist:
Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH
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Her research focuses on increasing colorectal (colon) cancer screening rates.

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Take Control of Colorectal Cancer

In this new video, actress Meryl Streep talks about getting screened herself and urges others to do all they can to prevent colorectal cancer.

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