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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

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March is #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth!

The mission of CGA-IGC is to be a resource to its members and the wider #HereditaryGICommunity, and we’ve got some exciting initiatives being released during #ColorectaCancerAwarenessMonth:

Still to come!

March 22: / Celebrate #LynchSyndromeAwarenessDay with us when we are releasing our latest podcast! Listen to Dr. Swati G. Patel speak with Professor Sir John Burn about his paper “Cancer Prevention with Resistant Starch in Lynch Syndrome Patients in the CAPP2-Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial: Planned 10-Year Follow-up,” for which he and his co-authors won AACR’s inaugural Cancer Prevention Research Award for Outstanding Journal Article.

Together, they speak about the main findings from the most recent report investigating the effects of resistant starch on cancer incidence in Lynch syndrome at a 10-year follow-up. Based on the study results, Professor Sir John Burn will share practical recommendations for Lynch syndrome patients and give us a sneak preview of areas of ongoing research and future directions. Don’t miss it!

March 23 / A joint webinar with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) on the occasion of #LynchSyndromeAwareness featuring Dr. Peter Stanich & Professor Heather Hampel, who will speak about "Historical and current approaches to identifying individuals with Lynch Syndrome".

March 28 / Another excellent summary by Research Committee member, Linda Rodgers-Fouche focusing on Dr. Kristen Simmons’ #CGAIGC22 presentation "Is there a long-term benefit to immunotherapy in colorectal cancer?”

Now available!

March 1, CGA-IGC released a must-view interview highlighting the #eoCRC initiative and guidelines with members of the #DIRECt group, Drs. Swati Patel, Giulia Martina Cavestro, Alessandro Mannucci & Marta Puzzono!

March 6, we released the #eoCRC toolkit providing educational and clinical practice resources to improve early detection and management of #eoCRC.

March 9 / Now available - CGA-IGC swag! Missed out on the CGA-IGC socks at #CGAIGC22 in Nashville? Forget the FOMO and buy your very own CGA-IGC branded t-shirt or sweatshirt & join us at #CGAIGC23 in Las Vegas for the ultimate #HereditaryGICancer group photo! If this is a success, you can expect more swag to come your way. All Profits will directly support our efforts to be a resource for individuals and institutions working to ELIMINATE hereditary, familial, and early-age onset GI cancers. Browse and buy your CGA-IGC swag here

March 10 / Colorectal Cancer Moonshot Forum at the White House. We are honored and excited that our 2022 President, Dr. Swati G. Patel and partners will be participating in the upcoming #CancerMoonshot Forum on Colorectal cancer (CRC) at the White House on March 10th, 2023. The forum will bring together patients, caretakers, clinicians, researchers, and administration officials to foster discussions on progress and opportunities in CRC awareness, screening, access, and treatments. Learn more here

March 13 / Look out for a tweetorial from the CGA-IGC Communications Committee that breaks down the #eoCRC #DIRECt International Management Guidelines.

March 20 / An insightful summary by Research Committee member Dr. Francesc Balaguer on CGA-IGC member Dr Robert Huneburg’s "AI work - Can Use of Real-Time Artificial Intelligence (Cadeye) with Endoscopy Improve the Adenoma Detection Rate for Patients with Lynch Syndrome"?

Join us in raising awareness during #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth!