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Congratulations to our 2023 Research Grant Recipients!

We are delighted to announce our 2023 Research Grant recipients, the leaders of our field who are working to advance the care of patients and families with hereditary cancer syndromes. We are very excited to support these projects and wish both grantees the best of luck with their research. Please join us in congratulating these talented grant recipients.

CCARE Lynch Syndrome & CGA-IGC Award This award supports research and quality improvement projects that advance the care of patients and family members with Lynch syndrome. This award is in partnership with CCARE Lynch Syndrome.

Awarded to

Holli A. Loomans-Kropp, Ph.D., M.P.H. AND Zachariah H Foda, M.D., Ph.D.

Assessing lifestyle & behavioral factors for Lynch syndrome-associated cancer risk in the LINEAGE Consortium: participant survey design & validation.

"Our new partnership with CCARE Lynch Syndrome promotes CGA-IGC’s dedication to advancing the care of patients and family members with Lynch syndrome. CCARE Lynch Syndrome's support of research to assess lifestyle and behavioral factors for Lynch syndrome-associated cancer risk will provide the long-term data needed to develop evidence-based interventions. What is exciting about Professor Loomans-Kropp's research is its collaborative nature and use of the LINEAGE (Lynch syndrome Integrative Epidemiology And GEnetics) Consortium, which includes clinical sites across the United States that serve a diverse patient population". CGA-IGC President, Peter P. Stanich
“Dr. Henry Lynch realized that the families he was studying with a high risk of colon cancer had increased risk for multiple different cancers. While his research was focused in Nebraska through Creighton University, we are excited to support Dr. Loomans-Kropp’s project, which will expand and consolidate research in Lynch syndrome throughout the United States.” CCARE Lynch Syndrome Medical Director, Neil Bradford Perlman

Fight CRC & CGA-IGC Early Career Award This award is designed to support research, quality improvement or community engagement projects that advance science, clinical care, or advocacy for patients with inherited colorectal cancer syndromes, familial colorectal cancer or early age onset colorectal cancer. This award is in partnership with Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Awarded to Alessandro Mannucci, M.D. Development and validation of an exosome-based and machine learning-powered liquid biopsy for the detection of early-onset colorectal cancer.

"We greatly appreciate our continued partnership with Fight Colorectal Cancer, which supports our shared mission to address the rising tide of early-onset colorectal cancer (eoCRC). Routine screening remains challenging despite reducing the CRC screening age to 45, and new options are needed. We are excited by Dr. Alessandro Mannucci’s study goal to develop non-invasive biomarkers as an exciting step to identify a non-invasive, patient-friendly screening test. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Fight CRC to support young leaders contributing to breakthrough research endeavors that will have a huge impact on the affected patients and their families”. CGA-IGC President, Peter P. Stanich
“We are honored to grant the 'Early Career Award' alongside our partners at CGA-IGC supporting groundbreaking research in early-age onset colorectal cancer,” said Anjee Davis, Fight CRC President. “Dr. Alessandro Mannucci's innovative work in developing a non-invasive biomarker for early-onset colorectal cancer is a beacon of hope for patients and their families. This 'Early Career Award' reinforces our shared commitment to driving progress in science, clinical care, and advocacy, ultimately enhancing the well-being of those affected by this disease. Our partnership is dedicated to making a real and lasting impact." Fight Colorectal Cancer President, Anjee Davis, MPPA
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