The next Dr.Paula Show will feature Dr. Barbara Jung. The show will air on July 26th at 11:00 AM. She will be sharing her thoughts on the importance of colon cancer research and factors that may impact colon cancer related mortality rates among African Americans.

Dr. Jung is the Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Her clinical expertise includes diagnosis and management of patients at increased risk for GI cancers to include but not limited to Lynch and polyposis syndromes. As part of her interest, she is spearheading a clinical and tissue registry, to answer questions pertaining to high risk GI cancer conditions. In addition, Dr. Jung has an active basic science laboratory studying the mechanisms of colon cancer progression and metastasis, as well as potential biomarkers to predict treatment outcomes. Dr. Jung received her MD from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Her medical residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training was completed at the University of California in San Diego. She joined the UIC faculty in 2013.

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