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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.

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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

Closing the Gap: A Tale of Enhanced Mailers and Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Laiba Ahmad Once upon a time, in a community served by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinic, a...

Fried Chicken, Colon Cancer, Kentucky, and Everything In Between

By Parker Lynch According to the national census data for 2020, Kentucky was found to have the highest incidence of...

Spotlighting Colon Cancer Foundation’s Alumni Interns

By Parker Lynch The Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) has an incredible internship program that encourages interns to review journal articles...

Common Early Warning Signs for Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults 

Often, colorectal cancer (CRC) doesn’t cause symptoms until it grows or spreads. It is often harder to detect in the...

IGNITE-TX Study Aims to Identify Individuals for Genetic Testing for Familial Cancer

By Alexa Kanbergs, MD-ScM, MS What is IGNITE-TX? Have you been diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome or a BRCA1 or BRCA2...

Blood-Based Testing Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Regular screening, surveillance, and high-quality therapy can help prevent colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. However, a lot of people...

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.