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Press Releases

ASCRS Welcomes Dr. Tracy L. Hull as President

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is pleased to announce Tracy Hull, MD, FACS, FASCRS, a surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, as its 2019-2020 president.

Electronic Saviors Creator Jim Semonik Wins 2019 Local Hero Award

Through Electronic Saviors: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer, Jim Semonik has told his story of surviving colorectal cancer and raised more than $70,000 for cancer charities and research.

The Colon Club Wins ASCRS 2019 Jagelman Award for Colorectal Cancer Advocacy

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) is proud to give The Colon Club the 2019 David Jagelman, MD, Award for advocacy in colorectal cancer. 

ASCRS Response to American Cancer Society's New Guideline for Colonoscopies to Begin at Age 45

New recommendations from the American Cancer Society support considering screening in patients as young as 45, even without a family history.
 

Dr. David Margolin Elected ASCRS President

Dr. David A. Margolin, New Orleans, Louisiana, was elected President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) at the 2018 ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
 

ASCRS Honors Blue Hat Foundation with 2018 David Jagelman Award

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) presented its 2018 David Jagelman, MD, Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer to Candace Henley, founder and CEO of the Blue Hat Foundation.
 

Nashville Fashion Designer Receives Local Hero Award

Manny Cuevas, a Nashville fashion designer, was honored with the 2018 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 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The award recognizes an individual affected by colorectal disease who has contributed to the local community through advocacy or public outreach efforts and has an inspirational message for others.
 

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.