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EIF’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) is dedicated to the eradication of colorectal cancer by promoting the importance of early medical screening and funding research to develop better tests, treatments, and ultimately a cure.  The initiative was co-founded in March of 2000 by Katie Couric, Lilly Tartikoff, and EIF. Click here to make a donation.

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Colorectal Cancer

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, taking the lives of more than 50,000 Americans every year. 

Yet the disease is highly preventable through screening.  Screening can detect pre-cancerous growths called polyps that can be removed before they develop into colorectal cancer.  Screening can also detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most effective.  The disease is curable 90% of the time when detected early.

Find out what you can do to prevent colorectal cancer and lower your risk from the American Cancer Society.