SCRANTON — Timothy J. Farrell, MD was recently named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 14th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day.
The Clarks Summit resident is a surgeon for Geisinger Community Medical Center. He is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He also has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Scranton.
Farrell is involved with the Pennsylvania and Lackawanna Medical Societies, The American College of Surgeons, the Keystone chapter of The American College of Surgeons, where he serves as councilor, and Alpha Omega Alpha, The National Medical Honor Society.
He is also an associate professor of surgery at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, set for Thursday, March 30, is a dress down day to raise awareness for colorectal cancer in northeast Pennsylvania. On this day, participants dress “casual” while wearing a specially designed pin and/or t-shirt. The focus of this awareness campaign is to have a casual conversation about colon cancer.
All proceeds from the event stay in NEPA and go towards the Cancer Institute efforts to raise awareness and support colorectal cancer screenings for low income, uninsured or under-insured individuals through their Patient Navigation Program.
For more information about C.A.S.U.A.L. Day and how to can participate, call the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or visit cancernepa.org.
Information provided by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.