Dr. C. Richard Boland is former president of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Boland had crucial role in the research of Lynch syndrome. It is a major familial colorectal cancer. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Hello! We are joined by eminent American gastroenterologist and colon cancer specialist, Dr. C. Richard Boland, MD. He is Chief of Gastroenterology Section at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Boland is former president of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Boland is internationally known for his role in the description and research of Lynch syndrome. It is a major familial colorectal cancer. Dr. C. Richard Boland, MD began his work on colorectal cancer as a medical student, when he independently discovered hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer in 1972 in pursuit of his MD thesis at Yale University. Dr. Boland continued to work on familial colorectal cancer for more than 40 years. He received worldwide recognition for his colon cancer research and discoveries. Dr. C. Richard Boland, MD completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. He then became Assistant Professor at UCSF. Dr. Boland also served as chief of Gastroenterology at the Ann Arbor VA hospital and faculty member at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He then served as Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology Division Chief at the University of California in San Diego. Since 2003, Dr. C. Richard Boland, MD has run Gastroenterology Cancer Research Laboratory at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Boland published more than 400 scientific articles focusing on colorectal cancer and familial colon cancer. Recently, Dr. Boland published an extensive book "Cancer family: The search for the cause of hereditary colon cancer". This profound book is about many generations of his own family struggling with familial colorectal cancer. But more than that, it's a poignantly written account of a large prominent Irish American family living through all major historical events of twentieth century. Dr. Boland, hello and welcome. Thank you, Dr. Titov.