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Dr. Dustin Deming

Dr. Dustin Deming is a medical oncologist in Madison, Wisconsin and is affiliated with University of Wisconsin Hospitals. He received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice between 6-10 years. He is one of 21 doctors at University of Wisconsin Hospitals who specialize in Medical Oncology.

Dustin Deming, MD, knew fairly early in his career that he wanted to study colorectal cancer. In fact, he made the decision his first year of medical school after spending time in the clinic with a talented gastrointestinal oncologist. What Dr. Deming did not know was that the effort to conquer colorectal cancer would become personal: he was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.

The news came just 1 year after he received a Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award (YIA) to study colorectal cancer.

“Obviously, it’s ironic that someone who has dedicated their life to treating colorectal cancer would then get the disease,” said Dr. Deming. “The experience of having colorectal cancer has really changed the way I interact with my patients. I can look them in the eye and say, ‘I’ve been there,’ and walk them through what it means on a day-to-day basis.”

Fortunately, Dr. Deming has now been cancer-free for 4 years and continues to build upon the work made possible by his award.