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CCCF LAUNCHING FIRST EVER SUMMIT FOR EARLY AGE ONSET CRC

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From the Doctor’s Desk

CCCF Launching First Ever Summit for Early Age Onset CRC


I am very pleased to announce the first ever Early Age Onset (EAO) Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Summit. The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation will host the EAO-CRC Summit on Saturday, March 21, to kick off Challenge weekend in New York City. 

In my 10 years as a surgeon I’ve watched the incidence rates of colorectal cancer in those over 50 decrease.  Unfortunately, I’ve also watched colon and rectal cancer diagnoses increase significantly among adults under 50. While 73% of colorectal cancers among those under 50 are people in their 40s, the most dramatic increases were seen in the youngest age group of people ages 20-29. Dr. Rebecca Siegel's team at the American Cancer Society reported that of people in their 20s increased rates of 5.2% and 5.6% in men and women respectively occurred annually between 1992-2005. 

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