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$500,000Ultimate 2016 Goal
$266,087 Raised So Far

 THE FIRST EVER EARLY AGE ONSET COLORECTAL CANCER SUMMIT

"EAO-CRC 2015"

 

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and the

MSK Office of CME are proud to jointly sponsor this event.

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March 21, 2015 

11 AM - 6:30 PM

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Rockefeller Research Laboratories

430 East 67th Street, between First and York Avenues

 
Course Overview:  This course is co-sponsored by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  It is a novel  meeting designed for Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, affected families as well as physicians and scientists who are interested in advancing their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age.  The program will provide an opportunity to hear leading clinicians and scientists on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and lifestyle challenges of EAO-CRC. 

 
The course will include lectures as well as workshops and panel discussions designed to facilitate multidisciplinary consensus regarding the priorities of EAO-CRC prevention, clinical care and research moving forward.  

Educational and Summit Objectives:

Review the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of young adult colorectal cancer.

Discuss the current state of knowledge on the causes of young adult colorectal cancer and identify specific gaps in that knowledge.

Provide an evidence based framework for reducing risk, increasing early stage diagnosis and improving treatment and quality of life for these patients.   


ORGANIZER & HOST

Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, State University of New York at Downstate

COURSE CO-DIRECTOR

Robin Mendelsohn, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: PART 1

Rebecca Siegel, MPH (KEYNOTE)

American Cancer Society

"The Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults in the United States: The Current State of the Problem"

Nancy You, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

"The Clinical Challenges of EAO-CRC: Reducing Late Stage Diagnosis; Improving Survival"

Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH

Columbia University Medical Center

"The Contribution of the Known Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes to the Incidence of EAO-CRC"

Kate McNamara, MD

University of Toronto

"Whole Genome Sequencing: Defining Novel Genetic Elements Contributing to the Incidence of EAO-CRC"

Jiyoung Ahn, PhD

New York University

"The Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer"

Thomas K. Weber, MD

State University of New York

"Defining the True Risk Factors for EAO-CRC: A 21st Century Epidemiologic Challenge"

Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH

MD Anderson Cancer Center

"Securing Quality of Life After an EAO-CRC Diagnosis"

Martha Raymond, MA, CPN

The Colon Cancer Alliance

The Raymond Foundation

 

"The Patient Perspective: Exploring The "New Normal" of the Young Colon Cancer Patient"

 

 

PART II: PARALLEL SESSIONS & CONSENSUS WORKSHOP

PANEL DISCUSSION 1: HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS & SCIENTISTS

Improving Prevention, Earliest Stage Diagnosis

Treatment, Survival and Quality of Life: Clinical & Research priorities for 2015-2016

PANEL DISCUSSION 2: SURVIVORS & FAMILIES

Improving Prevention, Earliest Stage Diagnosis

Treatment, Survival and Quality of Life: Clinical & Research priorities for 2015-2016

CONSENSUS WORKSHOP AND 2015 CLOSE-OUT:

FACILITATED DISCUSSION WITH ALL PARTICIPANTS: Following the Parallel Sessions all attendees are invited to participate in formulating a consensus statement on the top ten action steps and top clinical and research priorities for Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer for 2015-2016 and beyon. 

 

 

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Don't forget to join us at the 2015 NEW YORK COLON CANCER CHALLENGE on Sunday, March 22 at CitiField!  

WHY TAKE THE CHALLENGE?

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While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening – the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death.  And incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year.

In 2013 an estimated 142,820 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 50,830 people died of the disease here in the US.  We lose 5 of our friends, family members, co-workers, classmates or neighbors every hour.

WHERE DO THE FUNDS RAISED GO?

SurvivorsCeremony.jpgEvery participant in the Colon Cancer Challenge is encouraged to celebrate our 11th Anniversary by raising $100 or more to help fight colorectal cancer.

Funds raised by teams and individuals helps provide:

  • Free educational materials and events in communities around the country 
  • A national tour of our educational inflatable colon – Rollin’ Colon
  • Prevention programs in and around New York City including colonoscopy screening efforts for the uninsured and underserved
  • Funding to support colorectal research at leading institutions
  • Awards to young colorectal cancer investigators presenting at the world’s premier colorectal cancer societies

The Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors, family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this preventable, yet often fatal disease.

Choose the Remembrance & Prevention Walk, the 5K Run, or The Local Challenge. No matter what distance you cover, you’ll make up ground in the race to prevent colorectal cancer.

CHECK OUT OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1UiX1n51Ec