Hosted by the CCCRAN - Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network
This event will explore the research landscape for the rising rates of young colorectal cancer and help to increase the primary care provider's index for suspicion of young colorectal cancer symptoms.
The incidence of colorectal cancer has been declining in Canadians over 50 years of age, largely due to population-based screening programs.
Rates, however, are on the rise in adults younger than 50 years. The July 2019 JAMA Paper findings provide evidence that “the increased incidence of colorectal cancer among younger adults in Canada is not only continuing but possibly accelerating."
In response to the findings and the growing number of young patients seeking support, education, and advocacy for advanced colorectal cancer, CCRAN is hosting its first of three complimentary symposia to be held virtually on June 17, 2021. Over the course of these three symposia, CCRAN will educate on, strategize, and implement a response to the rise in early age onset colorectal cancer (EAOCRC).
Who should attend: Individuals and organizations from the cancer care community, including primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals, researchers, academia, policy makers, patients & patient groups.