A recent commentary (Am J Gastroenterol advance online publication 29 March 2016; doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.118) by Katie Couric provides a summary of her personal journey as an advocate for preventing colon cancer.
A good read: An Unexpected Turn: My Life as a Cancer Advocate
Here’s an excerpt:
“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot wrote in “The Waste Land,” and in 1997 it certainly was for my family. That’s when my husband Jay and I discovered he had stage IV colon cancer that had spread to his liver…and the beginning of a 9-month nightmare…
the University of Michigan found that my televised colonoscopy and educational outreach contributed to a sustained 19% increase in the number of colonoscopies performed nationwide. They called it “The Couric Effect”