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Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States?

An astounding 50,000 Americans die each year from colorectal cancer, and the number is growing rapidly for those under the age of 50. The tragic thing is that most of these deaths could have—and should have—been prevented. Do you want to be part of saving 250 lives in Philadelphia from colorectal cancer?

The National Colorectal Cancer Prevention Foundation has been created to ensure 100% focus on our goal of saving 100,000 American lives.

Starting in Philadelphia, we are mounting a national effort to attack colorectal cancer by driving up screening rates.


Why Philadelphia? Philadelphia has one of the lowest screening rates in the United States at 44%. With the national average for colorectal cancer screening at 60%, or in many cases higher, we have tremendous opportunity, and work, before us.

Founding members

John Backus

Managing Partner, Proof VC

John M. Daly, MD, FACS

Harry C. Donahoo Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Surgical Director, William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety
Emeritus Dean, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Attending Surgeon, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Lee Dranikoff

Managing Director, American Securities

Joseph A. Frick

Senior Advisor at Diversified Search, prior CEO of Independence Blue Cross

Kevin T. Lewis

Principal, PWC

David Schoeman

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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