WSIU InFocus: Colon Cancer Hotspots

Sep 23, 2015

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the American Cancer Society's Caleb Nehring about new efforts to screen and treat colon cancer in southern Illinois.

New research shows cancer death rates in southern Illinois and other parts of the Mississippi River Delta are higher than the rest of the country.

Local health leaders are meeting to find new ways to boost screening and treatment rates, in an effort to bring the number of deaths down.