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Dr. Calvino to speak at colorectal cancer awareness event on March 10

Dr. Abdul Saied Calvino, a surgical oncologist with the Roger Williams’ Cancer Center, is an invited speaker at the “Call to Action Providence – 80% by 2018” event hosted by the American Cancer Society and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza on March 10 at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

Rhode Island is within striking distance of reaching the national goal of an 80% colorectal cancer scr...eening rate for average risk individuals 50 years of age and older. However, the remaining gap may be the hardest to close.

Dr. Calvino will be one of the medical professionals joining with corporate and community leaders to address the importance of colorectal cancer screening in reducing the burden of colon cancer in Rhode Island.