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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.


  • Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Patient and Family Forum

    Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Patient and Family Forum
    On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center hosted its first Patient and Family Forum. Attendees heard from colorectal cancer experts, including a seminar on tumor genomic testing, and an expert panel discussion. Patients and their supporters chose from a variety of specialized breakout sessions on topics facing young-onset colorectal cancer patients, including surgery, ostomies, and palliative care.

    A highlight of the day was keynote speaker and creator of the comic Cancer Owl, Matt Mewhorter, as he spoke about why he started the comic, and how it has helped others cope with their cancer experiences.

    Guests enjoyed a full day of learning, self-reflection, and connecting with others who are going through a similar experience.

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  • 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