Our Affiliations

Ostomy 2-1-1 (specifically) provides

UOAA (specifically) provides

CCA (specifically) provides

  • Prevention:Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk for this unique cancer. While screening is the most important step you can take – it’s not the only one. You can take charge of your health by knowing your family history and possible risk factors, eating a balanced diet, exercising, limiting alcohol use and not smoking. Together, this is a cancer we can do something about.
  • Research: Our research agenda includes the following: advancing biomarker research, understanding why those under 50 are increasingly diagnosed with colon cancer, decreasing late-state diagnosis of high-risk populations, closing the referral gap for screening and diagnostic testing, and advancing long-term survivorship psychosocial concerns. We view patients, researchers, medical institutions and industry as pivotal allies for pursuing this mission.
  • Patient Support:You’re not alone – our patient empowerment team is here to provide hope and support to you and your family, while connecting you to the latest information, expert resources and cutting-edge tools that you need to get through a cancer diagnosis.

CCFA (specifically) provides

  • Research Programs—CCFA has provided more than $200 million for research on the treatment and cure of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Most recently, we have contributed to early research on TNF-alpha, which contributed to the development of infliximab; development of animal models of IBD—vital resources that have greatly accelerated the pace of research; the identification of two regions on chromosomes that contain genes for IBD; and to the discovery of NOD2, the first gene for Crohn’s disease.
  • Education Programs—CCFA provides information and education for the more than 1.4 million IBD patients and their families through a variety of awareness campaigns, books, exclusive mailings, local chapters periodicals (Take Charge and Under the Microscope), our webcasts, and through this website. CCFA also offers professional education through our professional journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, as well as through health professional workshops.
  • Support Services—CCFA support services are delivered through local chapters which offer more than 300 support groups annually, Camp Oasis (our summer camps for children living with IBD) and a wide range of educational and training programs for communities nationwide.
  • Fundraising Initiatives—Essential to CCFA’s mission, our ongoing fundraising efforts enable us to fund further research, as well as educational and support activities. We raise more than $55 million annually through memberships, fundraising events, sponsorships, and other programs

American Cancer Society (specifically) provides:

  • Helping You Stay Well We help you take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
  • Helping You Get Well We’re in your corner around the clock to help you through every step of your cancer experience.
  • Finding Cures We fund and conduct research that helps us better understand, prevent, and find cures for cancer.
  • Fighting Back We work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.
  • Access to Care We’re working every day to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. But we can’t continue our progress while millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans don’t have access to lifesaving cancer care. Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure everyone has access to quality health care and how you can help.