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Naomi M. Sell, M.D. – SSO 2020 Dr. Thomas K. Weber Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award

– Describe yourself (Personal background, academic background, interests…) I am a general surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). I just completed two years (2018-2020) of dedicated research in the field of colorectal surgery and surgical oncology with a specific interest in colorectal cancer and surgical prehabilitation.  I am originally from the California Bay Area […]

Chadwick Boseman Statement

The Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) is heartbroken to learn of the passing of a superhero, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman’s life was tragically cut short on August 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, the nation’s second deadliest and third most commonly diagnosed cancer. “On behalf of the thousands of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers who […]


2020 Global Challenge Winners

2020 has been a challenging year in so many ways, but especially for the cancer community. However, colon cancer does not stop for Covid-19 and neither do we! We were extremely excited to continue the legacy of the physical Colon Cancer Challenge by going virtual this year. 2020 also marked the 17th year of the […]


Community Connections: Jamie Crespo

Jamie Crespo, 29 What is your experience with Colon Cancer? (Are you a patient, survivor, advocate, or caregiver?) Both my parents were diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017.This was unexpected since cancer did not run in my immediate family. My dad showed signs of weight loss and anemia. He eventually was scheduled for a colonoscopy. […]