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Recognition for Danoff, Murrell and Noah

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Dudley Danoff, MD, discussed his new book before a large crowd at the Medical Library, Zuri A. Murrell, MD, spoke to a church congregation about colorectal cancer, and Mark S. Noah, MD, will become the local governor of the American College of Physicians.

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Recognition for Danoff, Murrell and Noah

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Dudley Danoff, MD, spoke about male sexual health in an author talk at the Medical Library.

Danoff Discusses Book on Male Sexual Health

Before a standing-room-only crowd in the Medical Library, Dudley Danoff, MD, an attending surgeon in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Urology, discussed his newly published book, The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health.

At the March 17 talk, Danoff reviewed the evolution of his book, the problems in bringing it to market and the national response to its content.

Drawing comparisons and contrasts to the current women's healthcare movement, Danoff outlined issues in male sexual health. He reviewed issues surrounding prostate abnormalities in an aging male population.

The rising interest in male sexual health as a result of a youth-oriented culture was analyzed. The topic of male sexuality was explored through several clinical vignettes.

The Medical Library holds author receptions for staff members who have published a book.

Murrell ZuriMurrell Tells Parishioners About Risks of Colorectal Cancer

Zuri A. Murrell, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Colorectal Cancer Center, delivered a straightforward address to parishioners at 88th Temple Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles on March 20. He explained why African-Americans face a greater risk of colorectal cancer and what they can do to prevent it.

"Nobody should die of fear or embarrassment," Murrell told the crowd, referring to many adults' resistance to talking about the subject. He encouraged them to talk to their doctors about colonoscopies.

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death among African-Americans, who are more likely than other populations to die within five years of their diagnoses. Murrell explained that African-Americans are less likely to receive preventive screenings, so they're often diagnosed with the disease in advanced stages, when fewer treatment options are available.

As a colorectal surgeon, Murrell devotes his time to spreading the word about colorectal cancer risk and the potentially lifesaving benefits of screening for the disease. He spoke with several parishioners after his Sunday talk, answering their questions and addressing their fears.

Noah MarkNoah to Become Local Governor of American College of Physicians

Mark S. Noah, MD, will become governor of the Southern California Region I Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term will begin during ACP's annual scientific meeting in Washington from May 5-7.

Noah is the associate dean of Medical Education, professor of Medicine and the Melvin Brody, MD, Chair in Medical Education at Cedars-Sinai.

Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

Noah has been a fellow of the ACP since 1997.