Since 2015, we have raised over $1.5 million and funded 10 cutting-edge research studies that are changing the future of digestive health.

How to Prevent Esophageal Cancer

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Gastroenterologist Dr. Srinadh Komanduri joins You & Me to tell us about how we should recognize signs of heartburn and speak with a professional to prevent esophageal cancer.
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Save the Date: ‘Within Reach’

Celebrity Emcee Bonnie Hunt, Acclaimed actress and comedian Bonnie Hunt will serve as celebrity emcee for the Within Reach Envision Gala on June 3 during an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction, and entertainment. The annual event will begin at 6 p.m....
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The Rising Threat of Esophageal Cancer: “When Heartburn May be Something More”

Treating heartburn with over-the-counter medicines provides short-term relief, but if the symptoms persist it can cause more harm than good. Heartburn has the ability to mimic more serious conditions such as acid reflux and GERD. Acid reflux is a common medical...
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5 Diseases You’re Never ‘Too Young’ to Get

We all know that your risk of chronic disease tends to increase as you age. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to improve your odds of staying healthy.  A person born in 1990 has double the risk of developing early colon cancer.
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Our investments in groundbreaking medical research are already changing lives. From software that empowers adolescents in their transition to adult care to an innovative esophageal endoscopy technique, our exciting research is making a difference for patients and families living with digestive disease. Read more HERE.

Our Research

Our Science Advisory Council

Dr. Hanauer is Immediate Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology and founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center.

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD

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Dr. John Pandolfino is a Professor of Medicine, as well as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine.

John E. Pandolfino, MD

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Dr. Strong is founding co-director of the Digestive Health Center. His practice focuses on colon and rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and minimally invasive surgery.

Scott A. Strong, MD

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