Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman was named a 2017 Blue Genes honoree by AliveAndKickn for her work with patients diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome.
Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is the Director of the Jay Monhan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, a clinical center located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell focused on integrated care for patients diagnosed with or at risk for all types of gastrointestinal cancer. Lynch Syndrome is a hereditary syndrome that dramatically increase one's risk of colorectal and related cancers. Patients with Lynch are enrolled in the center's Clinical Hereditary GI Cancer Registry and receive surveillance and genetic counseling services to identify cancer early and identify family members who may be affected.
As a support of the NYP Make that Call campaign and advocate for colorectal and esophageal cancer screening, Dr. Schnoll-Sussman is focused on improving the lives of patients with a range of digestive disorders and those at risk of digestive cancers. She is also co-director of the New York City Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) Quality in Endoscopy task force, former president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE), and a committee member of several national societies including the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
AliveAndKickn is a non-profit focused on improving the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch Syndrome and associated cancers through research, education, and screening. AliveAndKickn's efforts include a registry designed to share clinical information with researchers, support for diagnosed patients, public advocacy and awareness, plus screening for Lynch Syndrome.