Frederik Hes via Crowdrise
August 29, 2011
BENEFITING: COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
I’m a doctor specialized in hereditary colorectal cancer, and a dedicated marathon runner. By running the New York City marathon I want to raise money for hereditary colorectal cancer. This year, I’m the appointed runner for The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT, www.insight-group.org) that participates within the Human Variome Project (HVP). The HVP aims to collect all human genetic variation affecting health to a central resource that is freely available.
With the growing possibilities of genome analyses, we are faced with the problem of finding many DNA-variants with, as of yet, unknown clinical significance. Comparing variants found in patients and families worldwide will therefore greatly increase the knowledge of these variants, and thus help identifying genetic risk factor in colon cancer. Identifying genetic risk factor in colon cancer is important because it optimizes the timing and efficiency of surveillance (colonoscopy) and treatment (removal of polyps) in at-risk persons. In other words, sharing data is reducing disease.
We cooperate in this with the colon cancer challenge foundation (CCCF, www.coloncancerchallenge.org). CCCF is a not-for-profit organization registered in New York State as a public charity dedicated to reducing colon cancer incidence and death. CCCF made a slot available for this InSiGHT/HVP initiative and InSiGHT asked me to be the first to run for the HVP.
COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION wrote -
The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) is participating in it's second ING New York City Marathon. This year, join the CCCF team and have access to a certified trainer and personalized training program and many other benefits including expert fundraising advice, a mentor, official CCCF running apparel and a pre-marathon awards dinner.
Join us in the fight against colorectal cancer. Your efforts will help us in our mission to support research into the causes and cures for colorectal cancer and increase public awareness educating the public about the importance of early detection.
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