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Dr. Guy Orangio, New Orleans, LA, Elected ASCRS President
June 15, 2107

Dr. Guy R. Orangio, New Orleans, Louisiana, was elected President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2017 ASCRS Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting in Seattle, Washington, succeeding Dr. Patricia L. Roberts, Burlington, Massachusetts. 

ASCRS Honors Advocate George Kiel III With 2017 David Jagelman Award
June 7, 2017
Mr. George Kiel III, founder, president and executive director of Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation in Austin, TX is the recipient of the 2017 ASCRS David Jagelman Award.


Rectal Cancer Awareness Advocate to Receive ASCRS 2017 Local Hero Award
June 7, 2017
Mr. Doug Dallmann of Portland, OR is the recipient of the 2017 ASCRS Local Hero Award. The Award recognizes a patient who was affected by a colorectal disease, has contributed to the local community through advocacy or public outreach efforts and has a message for others.


Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, MA, elected ASCRS President
May 16, 2016
Dr. Patricia Roberts, Burlington, Massachusetts, was elected president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2016 ASCRS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, succeeding Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Stamford, Connecticut. 

ASCRS Honors Advocate David Rodman Cohan with 2016 David Jagelman Award
May 16, 2016
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) presented its 2016 David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer to David Rodman Cohan, founder of Susie’s Cause, a Baltimore-based grassroots public charity dedicated to delivering important messages concerning early screening, healthy lifestyles and treatments for colon cancer.

Orange County Veteran, Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Advocate Receives ASCRS 2016 Local Hero Award
April 20, 2016
​Ulcerative colitis survivor John Sicklick will be honored with the 2016 Local Hero Award, presented by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), at a ceremony during the organization’s annual meeting on May 3 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE hotel.