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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

Rise in CRC Among Young Adults Continues to Baffle Researchers

Cancer incidence has been growing among younger adults—not just in the U.S., but globally. According to a recent analysis, the...

Intestinal Bacteria: Biomarkers and Targets for Colorectal Cancer

By Parker Lynch According to a study published in Cancer Biology & Medicine, the role of intestinal bacteria in the...

Pathways to Nutritional Prevention: an Infographic

Nutrition & Colorectal Cancer Prevention Series: Blog 3 In the previous installments of this blog series, we explored both the...

How Quickly Should a CRC Patient Start Their Treatment? Does It Matter?

By Parker Lynch In a recent study conducted in Canada, 5,026 patients with colorectal cancer (CRC, all younger than 50)...

Colon Capsule Endoscopy with AI: A Promising Approach for Early Cancer Detection

By Deepthi Nishi Velamuri Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and early detection is essential...

Tackling Fresh Food Inequality: Navigating the Landscape of Food Deserts and Nutrition

Nutrition & Colorectal Cancer Prevention Series: Blog 2 The first installment of this blog series provided an overview of the...

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.