Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit

Course Overview

The course is a novel  meeting designed for Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors as well as physicians and scientists who are interested in advancing their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer prior to 50 years of age.  The program will provide an opportunity to hear leading clinicians and scientists on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics and lifestyle challenges of EAO-CRC. 
 
The course will include lectures as well as work- shops and panel discussions designed to facilitate multidisciplinary consensus regarding the priorities of EAO-CRC prevention, clinical care and research moving forward.

Educational and Summit Objectives

  • Review the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of young adult colorectal cancers
  • Discuss the current state of knowledge on the causes of young adult colorectal cancer and identify specific gaps in that knowledge.
  • Provide an evidence based framework for reducing risk, increasing early stage diagnosis and improving treatment and quality of life for these patients.

Audience

Colorectal cancer patients and the survivor community, health care providers and scientists who are interested in advancing their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer prior to 50 years of age.

Additional Information

See brochure for full course details.

Date & Time(s)

Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
Auditorium
430 East 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

Contact

646-227-2025 (Phone)
212-557-0773 (Fax)
brodheap@mskcc.org

Sponsor(s)

This course is co-sponsored by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Speaker(s)

Course Directors

Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, SUNY Downstate
President & Founder, Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

Robin Mendelsohn, MD
Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service
Department of Medicine

Speakers

Rebecca Siegel, MPH (KEYNOTE)
American Cancer Society

Nancy You, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH
Columbia University Medical Center
 
Kate McNamara, MD
University of Toronto
 
Robin Mendelsohn, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University
 
Susan Peterson, PhD, MPH
MD Anderson Cancer Center
 
Martha Raymond, MA, CPN
The Raymond Foundation

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