Early-Age Onset Research Think Tank

Hosted by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the National Cancer Institute.

December 1, 2023 Vanderbilt University

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Fight CRC, Vanderbilt, and the National Cancer Institute have established a think tank dedicated to accelerating research on early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC). Located in the heart of Nashville, this think tank is more than just a gathering — it’s a powerful movement.

By bringing together the brightest minds from academia, industry, advocacy, public health, and governmental sectors, this group sets out to make significant strides in understanding and addressing the rise of colorectal cancer in young adults.

Our mission is clear: to move from discussions to real-world solutions, advancing prevention and treatment strategies for those affected by this cancer. Together, we can and will make a difference.

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Agenda Items

State of Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Post-pandemic
Research Opportunities for Biology and Etiology of Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer: Exposures/Microbiome/Study-Design Cohorts
Research Opportunities for Under 50 Risk Stratification-and Population-Based Early-Intervention Strategies
Innovative Science and Approaches: Building a Framework for International Research Discussions and Planning

Expected Outcomes

Lay the foundation for research ideas.
Define the priorities for EAO research studies and designs.
Plan for a follow-up meeting in Europe, summer 2024.

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