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Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center Events and Resources for Patients

  • As a young-onset colorectal cancer patient, we encourage you to learn more and to engage with our community. These events and resources are meant to increase public awareness and education around the rising burden of colorectal cancer in young adults. See what we’re up to below.

    Highlights from the 2021 Patient and Family Forum


  • Ibram X. Kendi: Hoping and Striving for an Antiracist Society & Living with Young-Onset Colon Cancer
    Dr. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is also a stage IV young-onset colon cancer survivor. At the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center's second annual Patient and Family Forum, Dr. Kendi discussed his cancer experience and how we can make cancer care and research equitable for all.


  • Expert Panel: Latest Updates in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research
    At the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center's second annual Patient and Family Forum, an expert panel discusses the latest updates in young-onset colorectal cancer research including clinical trials, microbiome research, and advances in immunotherapy.


  • Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center Gut Instincts Series


  • Best Practices for Screening Young People
    The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center launched a new series of educational workshops, Gut Instincts: A Series on Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer. The first event took place on Thursday, March 4 and focused on Best Practices for Screening Young People.


  • Best Practices for Ostomy Care
    Dana-Farber’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center's Gut Instincts series continued on Tuesday, June 22 with an educational workshop on Best Practices for Ostomy Care. This webinar is for healthcare professionals, patients, and supporters.


  • Additional Resources


  • Too Young for This Sh*t Webcast - Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program®
    The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® hosted a live webcast about the rise of early-onset colorectal cancer. Watch the video to hear from Dr. Kimmie Ng, our Center’s Director, and Pat Beauregard, a Dana-Farber colon cancer patient.

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  • Colorectal Cancer: Closing the Disparity Gap
    Dana-Farber patient Kyle Vinson was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 38-years old and shares his journey. Dana-Farber oncologist, Ben Schlechter, MD, discusses what needs to happen to close the disparity gap as research shows colorectal cancer rates in Black individuals are about 20% higher when compared with non-Hispanic white individuals.


  • Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Forum
    Watch a video of our first patient and family forum, held on March 7, 2020.
    Viewing guide:
    00:00 Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH: Welcome from the Center Director
    21:30 Marios Giannakis, MD, PhD: Tumor Molecular Profiling and How to Interpret Results
    01:03:10 Research and Care Q&A with Expert Panel
    01:49:25: Patient Keynote with Cancer Owl Matt Mewhorter, LPC