Rally on Research: Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

June 24-25, 2021 | Virtual Event

Abstract Deadline Extended to May 7!

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Join us for an interactive two-day Rally on Research, inspired and co-hosted by Dr. José Perea of Madrid, Spain. Come engage with other researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates to build a path toward a cure for early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC).  

Day 1: June 24

11AM – 5PM EST

Designed to amplify the patient voice, this is an opportunity for patients, caregivers, and clinicians to discuss efforts and challenges to improve patient care for the early-age onset community. Attendees will get a chance to meet colorectal cancer leaders from around the world.

Day 2: June 25

11AM – 3PM EST

Join us for a global research discussion among scientists who want to work together to advance research to understand and treat early-age onset colorectal cancer. This day is designed to ensure researchers and healthcare providers have time to discuss research needs and bridge gaps from a scientific perspective. Patients are welcome to attend.

Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is no longer a disease that only affects older populations. Early-age onset CRC is colorectal cancer diagnosed in a patient younger than age 50, and commonly referred to as “EAO CRC.” These patients and survivors face issues specific to younger populations, such as sexual health and family planning, as well as impacts to their careers.

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Who should register?

Patients, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. Registration is free because we need your voice at the table! Mark your calendars & join us in June!

Tired of Zoom?

We are too. We partnered with the team at Hopin to ensure this experience is engaging and interactive.

We created a customized, virtual venue that is focused on ensuring you can connect and engage with other attendees. You will be able to move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections with other survivors and researchers!

Submit an Abstract by May 7

Are you conducting research or providing care for early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC)? Do you advocate for EAO CRC patients? We invite researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates across the globe to submit abstracts to highlight their work related to EAO CRC research, clinical care, and advocacy. Abstracts are due May 7.

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History of the Event

In 2019, Dr. José Perea, a colorectal cancer researcher in Madrid, Spain, shared his vision for an international research symposium that would bring together the sharpest minds focused on early-onset colorectal cancer (also called EAO CRC) with Fight CRC. 

A strong partnership was formed and the inaugural EAO CRC International Symposium was developed. The initial event in Denver, Colorado hosted 45 attendees from 4 countries. From this event, the Fight CRC EAO CRC Workgroup was formed. In 2020, the 2nd-annual symposium became a virtual event and grew to more than 500 registrants from 17 countries. 

In planning for our third year, our vision grew bigger. We wanted to include the patient voice in discussions and build a bridge between researchers, clinicians, and advocates. We felt it was imperative to create an engaging space to listen and learn from one another. 

To reflect our vision and growth, we renamed the annual event to Rally on Research. In 2021, we will rally to continue discussing EAO CRC and paving a collaborative path forward. 

Watch the 2020 Event 

2020 EAO CRC International Symposium

Thank You to Our Sponsors

International Advocacy and Research Partners