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8th Annual

Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit

February 9-10, 2024
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The 2024 Colon Cancer Challenge

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2024 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

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You Can Help End Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

So Many Ways to Get Involved! Please join us in raising awareness about colorectal cancer screening. Whether you’d like to participate in our Colon Cancer Challenge, spread the word about prevention and screenings or help fundraise, we truly value your partnership. Together, we can save lives! Learn more here.


Our Mission

The Colon Cancer Foundation

The Colon Cancer Foundation, established in 2008, is a non-profit organization with a clear mission: reduce colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer death, making the foundation’s mission critical.

Colon Cancer Facts

Colorectal cancer is not an old white man disease - it affects both men and women across all races and age groups
CRC incidence and mortality among <50 years (early-age onset CRC) is rising at an alarming rate
Patients younger than 55 are 58% more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage (III or IV) disease
70% of EAO-CRC cases have no known risk factors, such as family history of CRC

Latest Updates from CCF

Bridging the Care Gap: ASCENDS Project Aims to Reduce Cancer Disparities

By the ASCENDS team, University of Alabama at Birmingham In the dynamic realm of cancer treatment, one persistent challenge demands...

Race May Hinder Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment for Early-Onset CRC

Systemic racism remains an impediment  for the progress of public health in the U.S. Racial disparities continue to reduce access...

Do You Have Diabetes? You Might Be At Risk for Colon Cancer 

By Parker Lynch There are several known risk factors for colorectal cancer (CRC): genetic predisposition, age, poor diet, lack of...

Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Colorectal Cancer: How Different Are They?

Image credit: Gordon Johnson from Pixabay   There have been moments where we have experienced a symptom and attributed it...

NEHI Report Proposes Solutions for CRC Screening Disparities

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) conducted research to shine a spotlight on disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC)...

Disease-Free Survival: How Does Exercising Impact Colon Cancer?

By Parker Lynch We all know that exercise is healthy. However, the extent to which a patient with colon cancer...

Resources & Tools

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a type of cancer that can affect the colon and the rectum, which together make up our large intestine.

PREVENT IT! Screening Information

Screening is an extremely important preventive method to catch cancer early before it advances to an incurable stage.

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Colorectal cancer might not cause symptoms immediately and screening is the most effective method to identify and remove polyps before they evolve into malignant diseases.