Wakanda Forever: Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is hosting a free showing of the blockbuster movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on December 29 as part of a colorectal cancer (CRC) awareness event honoring the late actor Chadwick Boseman and others affected by cancer.

The movie is an opportunity to promote CRC awareness and the importance of CRC screening, particularly among the African American community. According to the Chicago Health Atlas, African Americans in Chicago die of colorectal cancer at almost twice the rate of other racial and ethnic groups. Boseman died of colorectal cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.

Gastroenterologist and Cancer Center member Keith Naylor, MD, will be on hand at the event to share the importance of colorectal screening. Resources available through the UI Health Mile Square Health Center also will be promoted.

The event will be held at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre in Chicago’s South Loop.

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