Never Too Young Program
About the Program
Colorectal cancer doesn’t care how old you are, but we do.
Colorectal cancer is affecting a rising number of young people. We’re committed to learning more about it and providing support to young-onset CRC patients and survivors.
The Alliance’s Never Too Young (N2Y) Program, with the support of a dedicated Taskforce, is changing how the world sees this disease. Together, we’re increasing awareness, building a community, and learning more about young-onset colorectal cancer.
Focused on Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer
Young-onset colorectal cancer patients and survivors face unique challenges. Traditionally, their concerns have been unmet by personal and medical networks. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has made young-onset colorectal cancer a top priority. We advocate for research and educational advances in this area, while offering meaningful support and community.
N2Y Survey and ReportSEE THE LATEST
A frequent survey and report of young-onset CRC patients, survivors, and caregivers to improve understanding and compel actionSEE THE LATEST
Young Survivors WeekLEARN MORE
An annual awareness and fundraising push to highlight young-onset CRC stories and change how people see this diseaseLEARN MORE
What is Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer?
Patients are considered to have young-onset colorectal cancer if they are diagnosed before they turn 50 years old. The incidence rate of colorectal cancer is rising by about 2% annually in young people. By 2030, researchers predict that colorectal cancer will be the leading cause of cancer deaths in people ages 20-49. Researchers have not concluded why young-onset colorectal cancer is on the rise, but the Alliance is funding research to help find out.
How to Get Involved
For more information or to get involved, please contact Kim Newcomer, Senior Manager of Medical Advocacy and CE, at (202) 628-0123 ext 506.