Our 2017 grant cycle is now open. We plan to award the Jake Lyons Research Grant, a multi-year grant in the amount of $125,000 in young-onset colorectal cancer research. Please see our program summary and guidelines for more information on how to apply.
According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, from 1989-90 to 2012-2013 the proportion of rectal cancers diagnosed in adults younger than age 55 doubled from 14.6% to 29.2%. Compared with adults born circa 1950, those born circa 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer. Nearly one-third of rectal patients are younger than age 55. Given these rising trends, the Colon Cancer Alliance Chris4 Life Research Grants in Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Research represent an effort to encourage and support researchers to conduct young-onset colorectal cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field.
Click here for more information on the Colon Cancer Alliance Chris4Life Research Program’s Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Grant guidelines.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit proposals electronically.
Contact Stephanie Guiffre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2017-August 31, 2017.