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African Americans Have a Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer

When it comes to colorectal cancer, various factors affect your risk for developing this deadly disease, including your ethnicity. African Americans are more likely to develop colorectal cancer at a younger age than Caucasian or Hispanics.   Why are African Americans More Likely to Develop Colorectal Cancer? Multiple factors affect one’s likelihood of developing colorectal […]

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Fifth Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit Videos

Did you catch our recap on the Fifth Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit? We are excited to share video footage from our groundbreaking conference on preventing colorectal cancer. If you were unable to attend, please watch these short recaps on various sessions throughout the summit.   Palliative Care https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pURzAM80gMo In session six, Sarah […]


What Is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a trending topic in many cancer circles right now and is making headway as general medical care for those with colorectal or colon cancer. Palliative care is a specific treatment for those suffering from severe illness with the hopes of providing relief from symptoms. While palliative care is still becoming mainstream for […]

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day in June

On the first Sunday in June, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day to honor those that have fought cancer and won. Colorectal cancer, which is one of the United States’ deadliest diseases, is expected to kill 51,020 people during 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer continues to claim the lives of many […]

Why Colon Cancer Is Increasing in Young Adults

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. While the cancer often affected those over 50-years-old in the past, colon cancer is increasing in young adults at an alarming rate. Learn more about why early-onset colon cancer is on the rise for those under the age of […]

Vitamin D May Slow Colorectal Cancer Growth

Sun lovers rejoice: recent studies show that vitamin D may slow down colorectal cancer growth. A new trial called SUNSHINE, conducted at 11 United States academic and community cancer centers, showed positive results for patients with advanced colorectal cancer. In the study, two groups of 139 participants with advanced colorectal cancer took either a high-dose […]

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Interview With 2019 Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award Recipient Dr. Jenny Lazarus

The Colon Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Jenny Lazarus as a recipient of the 2019 Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award. Dr. Lazarus currently focuses on immune therapy, combined with looking at colon cancer at a microscopic level to understand how the cancer cells interact with other cells. She will join the Colon Cancer […]