What is Research?
Research is an investigative technique that tests questions, or unknowns, ultimately leading to improved knowledge on a specific topic. Research explores data, poses new theories and asks questions that will lead to conclusions to help understand how and why things work the way they do.
Areas of colorectal cancer research, for example, focus on finding new drugs, understanding biomarkers, testing immunotherapies, understanding areas of survivorship including psychosocial health, and describing cancer trends in certain age groups (to name a few).
The research possibilities are endless.
Why is research important?
Research leads to prevention, treatments and cures. It aims to improve the quality of life for those suffering from the most debilitating of diseases, and it can help to understand both protective and risk factors for health outcomes.
We’re very hands-on when it comes to research. We stay on top of it all; we follow studies about basic science and prevention, treatment and survivorship. We monitor pressing issues, distilling the information for the CRC community in a relevant and timely manner. We engage research advocates, fund groundbreaking projects and convene researchers to push the needle forward to improve the lives of patients ultimately envisioning victory over colon and rectal cancers.
When you get involved and support research with us, you’re making a big difference.
How is Fight Colorectal Cancer Driving Research?
We lead several Work Groups full of experts and co-author research publications.
Immunotherapy Work Group
In partnership with the Cancer Research Institute, we’re leading a global group of experts who want to see the advancement of colorectal cancer immunotherapies.
Under 50 Work Group
We’re convening conversations about what needs to be done to address the cases of early-onset colorectal cancer from a research perspective.