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Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center Events 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

  • Upcoming Events

    UPDATE: 2020 Lynch Syndrome Patient Conference Rescheduled

    The 2020 LYNKED IN Patient and Family Conference has been rescheduled as a virtual conference, and will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Registration is open and required for this event.

    Please refer to the Lynch Syndrome Center Events and Resources for Patients page for more information. You can also email us at

    2020 Young Adult Cancer conference - postponed

    Young Adult Cancer Conference Postponed

    We regret to announce that the 2020 Young Adult Cancer Conference has been postponed. Please stay tuned for further details about this event. 

  • 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.