Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer
December 04, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Join Chris4Life and Colon Cancer Alliance

in a joint partnership for 

Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer
December 04, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center/Otto J. Ruesch Center
3970 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC

 

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, and Colon Cancer Alliance, are pleased to announce a joint partnership in hosting a seminar series titled “Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer” geared towards patients and caregivers.These events will meet the needs of patients across the colon cancerspectrum, from newly diagnosed to long term survivors to young-onset patients.   These smaller, focused summits consisting of expert speakers and partners, will help gather information and research so we can continue moving the dial forward in the area of colon cancer.

Registration is Limited and will open in the fall.

Here’s how it will work. Fighting a Smarter War on ​Advanced Colorectal Cancer: the Next Frontier will be limited in size, so interested individuals will fill out an application and will be notified if they are selected. The other two summit opportunities will be open to all that are interested. However, only a select number of stipends will be awarded to attendees based on financial need to help defray travel expenses. 

In addition, for those who aren’t able to join us in person for Fighting a Smarter War on ​Advanced Colorectal Cancer: the Next Frontier, a pre-summit survey will be distributed this fall so we can gather as much information as possible about the unmet needs and challenges of stage IV and recurrent metastatic colon cancer patients and survivors. Our goal is to ensure that the summit is patient-centered and that your voice leads our call-to-action.

Here’s the scoop on the three summit options hosted by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation and Colon Cancer Alliance:

1.December 4 - 5, 2014: Fighting a Smarter War on ​Advanced Colorectal Cancer: the Next Frontier
Location: Washington, D.C. @ Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center/Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers

This 1 1/2 day leadership dialogue is designed for stage IV and recurrent metastatic colon cancer survivors and will result in a research paper. The summit focus will be identifying the unmet needs and challenges of the mCRC long-term survivor community. The summit will shed light on the patient perspective and will address psycho-social, physical, financial, family and relationship concerns. Applications for attendance and financial stipends will be available in September. Attendance will be limited in order to have meaningful dialogue among survivors and medical practitioners.

2. December 5 - 6, 2014: Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer
Location: Washington, D.C. @ Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center/Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Hosted in partnership with the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center/Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, this 1 1/2 day summit is designed for those who are newly diagnosed or currently in treatment for colon cancer, and their caregivers. This patient symposium will focus on scientific advances, immunotherapy, clinical trials and emerging therapies. Meet other colon cancer and gastrointestinal cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and learn from international medical leaders. Applications for attendance and financial stipends will be available in September.

3. April 24 - April 26, 2015: Fighting a Smarter War on Young Adult Colorectal Cancer Seminar
Location: Denver, Colorado @ Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

This seminar is designed for those who were diagnosed with colon cancer under age 50 and their caregivers. It will take place as part of the preconference activities of Cancer Con 2015produced by Stupid Cancer. Through the Never Too YoungCoalition, we will be hosting a workshop focused on the unique needs of young-onset colon cancer survivors and their caregivers. Connect with other young adult cancer survivors at this pre-OMG! Stupid Cancer conference. Applications for attendance and financial stipends will be available in November.

Be sure to check back with us this fall for applications, surveys and more information! 

Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded
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