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About the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to colorectal cancer. Together with a nation of passionate allies, we advocate for prevention, magnify support, and accelerate research to end this disease.

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We exist to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime

We build programs to support patients, increase screening rates, and accelerate research.


We were founded in 1999 by a group of 41 survivors, caregivers, and friends.


We've invested more than $5 million in colorectal cancer research.


Each year, we support thousands of allies through patient navigation.

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Powered by passionate allies

An ally is anyone with a passion for ending colorectal cancer. They are patients and families, doctors and researchers, corporations and communities. Learn more about the people pushing this alliance forward.

Careers at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance

We're on a mission to end colon and rectal cancer. Want to help? Learn more about working at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and view current job openings.

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How we raise awareness of colorectal cancer

As the nation's oldest and largest colorectal cancer patient advocacy organization, we work hard to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and to inspire policy efforts that help us achieve our goals.

Contact us

Get in touch with us. Whether you’re looking for patient support, ways to donate, how to volunteer, or another topic relating to colorectal cancer, we're here to help.