Making prevention a priority!
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women in the U.S. Each year 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and every hour 16 people die.
Our focus at this briefing will be the issues impacting colorectal cancer screening and research. Our federal investment in research agencies and public health efforts are critically important in the effort to increase colorectal cancer screening, advancements in treatment and quality of life for our community.
Join the fight. It is time we make colorectal cancer prevention a priority!
Moderator: Mary Doroshenk,Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
- Kitt Shapiro, President, Eartha Kitt Productions and a colon cancer caregiver
- Dan Dixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kansas Cancer Center
- Robynne Chutkan, M.D., FASGE, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Hospital, Medical Director, Digestive Center for Women
Special Guest: Howard K. Koh, M.D., 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Hosted by: Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance
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Fight Colorectal Cancer & Colon Cancer Coalition
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, and Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure.
Fight Colorectal Cancer is the leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization in Washington, DC, empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country, and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.
We offer support for patients, family members, and caregivers, and we serve as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals, and healthcare providers. Additionally, we do everything we can to increase and improve research—at all stages of development and for all stages of cancer.