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Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Virtual Think Tank Free Event Open to the Public – Sept 24-25

Free Event Open to the Public Registration Open! Early Onset Colorectal Cancer (EO-CRC) Virtual Think Tank

Supported by NCI and NIEHS

Date: September 24-25, 2020
Virtual online meeting. Registration is free but required by Sept. 16
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Think Tank Website
 
In contrast to the dramatic decreased incidence rate of CRC in older populations in the United States, incidence rates in younger adults are rapidly increasing and has more than doubled since the early 1990’s. EO-CRC is defined as colon and rectal cancers diagnosed in persons less than 50 years of age. Younger patients are often diagnosed at a later stage of the disease, when it is more challenging to treat.
 
The Think Tank will bring together national experts from inter-disciplinary fields to develop a plan of action to address the alarming rise in sporadic EO-CRC and to identify research priorities that address the important problems, barriers, and potential solutions surrounding EO-CRC. Potential environmental factors and biological mechanisms contributing to the increasing incidence of EO-CRC will be discussed.
 
The Think Tank is organized into five scientific sessions on September 24 and 25 followed by a breakout session at the end of the meeting on September 25. More information about the meeting, including registration and the agenda, can be found on the meeting website.
 
This meeting is open to the public.
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