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Hope, Health, Happiness, H…
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Happy Holidays From the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

The holiday season is especially important to us - it gives us the opportunity to say thank you to our friends and supporters who have joined or recommitted themselves to the fight against colorectal cancer.

Your steadfast commitment enables us to continue our lifesaving public awareness, screening and prevention, and research programs. Together we fight to put an end to colorectal cancer and we fight to improve the quality of life for those who survive.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year.

On behalf of Thomas K. Weber, President, the Board of Directors and The Entire Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation
2 years ago
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Did you know? YOU are fundin…
Did you know? YOU are funding the future – the definitive future of understanding the causes of cancer including colorectal cancer among young adults. Your support will fund 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 donation will 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.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THE RESEARCH? Early age onset colorectal cancer is a growing health concern and an important topic in medical research. The incidence of colorectal cancer diagnosed in young adults has risen dramatically in the past decade. We and others have already tested many young adult colorectal patients for all of the known genetic factors associated with colorectal cancer – FAP CRC, LYNCH, MYH, etc. Only a fraction of these young adults have a known genetic syndrome or a significant family history of colorectal cancer. But the genetic factors underlying their familial predisposition have yet to be discovered. Furthermore, recent data demonstrates that up to 75% early age onset colorectal cancer patients have no family history of the disease suggesting new and complex genetic factors underlie CRC. It is time to step up our efforts to identify new genetic causes for CRC.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY? With your help we are performing whole exome and whole genome sequencing. This is a new technology that massively expands the amount of DNA that can be tested and investigated. In addition we are able to also sequence so called non-coding regions that have not previously been explored for factors that have important functional effects and also contribute to CRC risk.
WHAT’S THE POTENTIAL IMPACT? We have the potential for discovering novel therapeutic targets and genetic biomarkers that will be useful for drug discovery, patient selection and stratification in complex human diseases including colorectal cancer. Simply put, with your support we have the ability to save lives. Learn more
Our sincere gratitude and best wishes for a beautiful holiday season, THE COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION

2 years ago
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Christopher John
Brielle, NJ United States
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2015 TCS NYC Marathon - Team Colon Cancer Challenge

2015 TCS NYC Marathon - Team…

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