City of Hope – Trends in Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Afsaneh Barzi, MD, PhD, associate professor of gastrointestinal oncology at City of Hope discusses advancements in treating colorectal cancer (CRC), especially since colorectal cancer rates are rising in younger adults. She also speaks about her role at AccessHope, a company which delivers a revolutionary cancer benefit that connects employees, regardless of their location, with cancer specialists, so they can receive the latest cancer knowledge from nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers like City of Hope.

Afsaneh Barzi, M.D., Ph.D. is a practicing medical oncologist and associate clinical professor for gastrointestinal oncology at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. She specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers affecting the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach and liver. Raised in Iran, Dr. Barzi earned her medical degree at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency at University of Texas where she also earned a Ph.D. in public health. Her research interests are the development of new cancer therapies as well as healthcare economics and metrics of healthcare quality for improving patient care.

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