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YOU - Are Funding The Future
December 10, 2015

 

PROJECT UPDATE – December 10, 2015

 

YOU are funding the future – the definitive future of understanding the causes of cancer including colorectal cancer among young adults. Your support funds highly focused efforts to identify genes that contribute to causing colorectal cancer and other cancers that affect both women and men.  

 

There you have it. It sounds dramatic and it is! Your donations make possible the complex research that will identify those most at risk of these deadly diseases and direct lifesaving screening and surveillance to those individuals.  That’s a pretty hefty explanation for the complex research your donations are supporting! But, we thought you deserved to know just how important the research your support really is.

 

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Meet Our Team - Why Is 40 A VIP Number?
September 23, 2015

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WHY IS 40 A VIP NUMBER TOO?

Just 40 days until TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE tackles the largest of all marathons in the world - the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon!  

We thought we would take the opportunity to introduce two more of this year's TOP FUNDRAISERS - Eddie and Paul. They have both committed to making their miles count in the fight against colorectal cancer. And, they are doing an amazing job! 

Now, why is 40 also a special number for us beyond the number of days to race day? 

While we have made tremendous progress in the fight against colorectal cancer within those over the age of 50, we are now facing an emerging public health crisis in thoseunder 50 - even under 40!

With your help CCCF is at the forefront of investigating the dramatic increases of colorectal cancer diagnoses among individuals under 50 years of age - we have seen a 45% increase since the mid-1990s and the incidence rates continue to increase.The most dramatic rate of increase is in young women ages 20-29!

Do you know someone who is 40 or 45 or will be soon? Make sure they know the risk factors and symptoms associated with colorectal cancer - including a FAMILY HISTORY of the disease.Those at increased risk for CRC may need to start screening at an earlier age and get tested more frequently than other people. LEARN MORE

In fact, did you know screening is recommended in African Americans beginning at age 45 years? The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) issued updated screening guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) in March of 2009, including this key recommendation. Click here to read the complete --- GUIDELINE. 

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Meet Our Team - Why Is 50 A VIP Number?
September 15, 2015

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WHY 50 IS A VIP NUMBER?

Just 50 days until TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE tackles the largest of all marathons in the world - the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon!  

We thought this was a great day to reach out and introduce two of this year's TOP FUNDRAISERS - Emily and Margie. They have both committed to making their miles count in the fight against colorectal cancer. And, they are doing an amazing job! 

And why is 50 a special number for us beyond the number of days to race day? 

Regular screening, beginning at age 50 (for those of average risk), is the key to preventing colorectal cancer - in addition to regular exercise and a well-balanced diet! Those at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently. LEARN MORE

Despite these recommendations - just 65.1% of eligible adult Americans, about two-thirds, are up-to-date with colon cancer screening tests. Of the rest, most have never been screened at all.

Are you 50? Do you know someone who is 50 is or will be 50 soon? Tell them the good news, no GREAT news - early detection saves lives! Recommend they visit their physician to schedule their screening test TODAY

 

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"The Answer Is In Our DNA" Update from Toronto
June 04, 2015

PROJECT UPDATE: 

June 4, 2015

‘The Answer Is In Our DNA’

 


McNamaraKateZCCMeetGreetWe recently caught up with
CCCF Research Fellow Kate McNamara and asked her to tell us why her work is important, worth the effort and worth your very generous support.  This is what she had to say.

 

“What I think about is a billboard hanging outside of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre that reads … 'The answer is in DNA'. You see … even cancers related to environmental exposures develop in the context of genetic susceptibility and genetic events. The science of analyzing the human genome is rapidly evolving and is allowing us to better understand cancer development and how to effectively screen and treat so as to save lives. Toronto and other elite cancer centers are pioneering this science but this is possible only with funding support and the efforts of clinicians, scientists, support staff, investors, and all persons contributing to the cause in any way.”

 

We couldn’t agree more and with your help we can fund Kate’s work for another successful year. To learn more about Kate and the incredible team at the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases (ZCC) take a look at their spring newsletter. http://bit.ly/1KOVai6

 

 

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