New Findings Reveal Why 45-Year-Olds Would Avoid or Delay Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Returning guest, Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer, Screening at Exact Sciences discusses recent research that revealed countless reasons why 45-year-olds in the U.S. aren’t getting screened for this deadly condition despite recommendations by national screening guidelines. He talks more about how screening can change the course of this deadly disease.

Paul Limburg has served as our Chief Medical Officer, Screening since 2018. Dr. Limburg holds the academic rank of Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. His previous Mayo Clinic leadership roles include Co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Medical Director for Global Business Solutions, Medical Director for the Office of Health & Well-Being, Physician Lead for Prediction & Prevention in the Center for Innovation, and Research Director for the Healthy Living Program, among others. Dr. Limburg has served on several enterprise-wide committees at Mayo Clinic, including the Management Team and the Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. Limburg is an inducted member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Sigma Xi honor societies and is a Fellow in the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Limburg earned his BA degree in chemistry from Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD), MD degree from Mayo Medical School, and MPH degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Limburg also completed an advanced fellowship in Preventive Oncology at the U. S. National Cancer Institute.

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