Picture of William J. Harb, MD, FACS, FASCRS

William J. Harb, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum…and he is a speaker for Myriad!

Dr. Harb’s clinical interests include treating inherited colon and rectal cancers. Through his dedication and national recognition with hereditary colorectal cancer, genetic testing has become an integral part of his practice.

“I think awareness could be increased, but a lot of it is some reluctance on the part of patients in screening for colorectal cancer,” Harb acknowledges. “We do a great job with breast cancer, and upwards of 80 percent of women are getting their mammograms to detect breast cancer, but it’s only about 50 percent for colon and rectal cancer [screenings] so we’ve obviously got a lot of room for improvement.”

Check out this article on Dr. Harb’s personal story regarding hereditary colorectal cancer by clicking HERE 

Don’t Miss Out On Talking Turkey!

Dr. Harb will be hosting the free Fight Colorectal Cancer Webinar: Talking Turkey About Lynch Syndrome Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Get your relatives talking this year about your family’s cancer and health history. Find out why talking to your family about cancer may change the way your healthcare professional manages your personal treatment.

—Sarah Watts
Associate Product Manager, Oncology

Myriad Genetics at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Paul J. Diaz, president and chief executive officer, Bryan Riggsbee, chief financial officer, and Dale Muzzey, chief scientific officer, presented at the 41st annual J.P. Morgan (JPM) Healthcare Conference.