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Lynch Syndrome, Explained

What is Lynch Syndrome? Lynch syndrome is a genetically inherited condition, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)¹. Lynch syndrome increases the risk of a number of cancers, including cancer of the colon, ovary and uterus, stomach, pancreas, urinary tract and prostate¹. Although there are many genetic...

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COVID-19 PATIENT SURVEY REPORT

Coronavirus has taken the world by storm since the beginning of 2020, and has impacted us all in many ways. However, the impact of the virus on cancer patients, their treatment and their quality of life has been significant. In April 2020, Colorectal Cancer Canada set out to investigate the most challenging aspects of COVID-19 o...

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PUSH FOR YOUR TUSH VIRTUAL EVENT 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff and wonderful sponsors, we announced in March that all of Push For Your Tush 2020 5k /10k run/walks across Canada would go virtual. We are so proud to announce that we had 255 participants, 60 teams, over 1350 donations and raised almost $115,000. Partici...

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Gastrointestinal Highlights from last month’s ASCO 2020 Meeting

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held its annual meeting at the end of last month online and presented various findings that are likely to have a positive impact on colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment in the near future. One study looked at the treatment of rectal cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes wi...

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How is colorectal cancer care changing in the era of COVID-19?

In just a few months, coronavirus (COVID-19) has transformed our lives. Despite the innumerable challenges, COVID-19 has created an opportunity for the revision of healthcare approaches and norms, including how cancer care is practiced. As hospitals are increasingly forced to focus their resources on treating patients with CO...

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