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Paul C. Schroy III, MD, MPH
Colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies

Dr. Paul Schroy is a graduate of Haverford College, Jefferson Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the North Shore University Hospital (Cornell University) and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr. Schroy is a Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the Section of Gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center.  He is the recipient of a number of grants, which support his ongoing research in the area of community-based colorectal cancer control. Dr. Schroy is also Chair of the Massachusetts Colorectal Cancer Working Group and a member of the Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Cancer Registry Advisory Committee and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s Quality Assurance Task Group, Professional Education and Practice Task Group and Nominating Committee (Chair).

Utilizing an integrated approach that incorporates a strong background in laboratory research, clinical experience and public health training, Dr. Schroy's research activities focus primarily on the development, implementation and evaluation of model programs for community-based colorectal cancer control. Current ongoing studies are exploring:

(1) the role of shared decision-making as a strategy for increasing patient participation in colorectal cancer screening;
(2) the development of a risk assessment tool for predicting the presence of advanced neoplasia at screening colonoscopy;
(3) the feasibility and validity of novel colorectal cancer screening strategies such as stool-based DNA testing and virtual colonoscopy; and
(4) quality issues related to colorectal cancer screening.


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