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Dr. Wilson joins “The Francene Marie Show” to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

By: | Categories: General Information ,In the News ,Speaking Engagements

Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology’s Dr. Jason Wilson was interviewed during “The Francene Marie Show” on CBS Radio to help raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. On Wednesday, June 19, Dr. Wilson joined Dr. Reza Nazemzadeh with the Levine Cancer Institute, Tom Gill with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) headquarters, and local PCAN Media Representative volunteer, Mark Weber, to discuss this deadly disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The five-year survival rate is the lowest of all major cancers, at only six percent, and 73 percent of those diagnosed will succumb to the disease within that first year.

Dr. Wilson has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. As a result, he volunteers his time raising awareness by participating in interviews, such as this one, with the hope that the public will learn the symptoms and risk factors. Dr. Wilson was also one of the initiators of CGH’s involvement with the PCAN PurpleStride Charlotte 5K. Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology is now in its third year of sponsorship for this event, which is taking place on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

To listen to the interview, click HERE.

Dr. Wilson with his sons at PurpleStride Charlotte 2013.