The Blue Star logo is designed to make people aware of colorectal cancer, a leading cause of death in men and women.
ALBANY, Ga. -- Ira Knepp, MD, a gastroenterologist at Phoebe Gastroenterology Associates, will be the guest speaker Wednesday at a Phoebe Lunch and Learn event to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, the second leading cancer killer in the United States.
A graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Knepp completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at the National Navy Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and his residency in internal medicine at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. He completed his internship in family practice at Union University, Albany Medical Center, in Albany, N.Y.
The program and complimentary lunch are sponsored by the Phoebe Cancer Center, the Southwest Public Health District, the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, the American Cancer Society and 100 Black Men of Albany.
Eligibility screening for a free or reduced-cost colonoscopy for individuals 45 or older will be offered after the program. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling (229)430-1858 before Monday.
The event begins in the Phoebe Cancer Center's lower level conference room, with registration at 11:30 a.m., and lunch and lecture from noon-1 p.m.