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Colorectal Cancer Community Partnership

The Colorectal Cancer Community Partnership strives to:

  • Develop strategies to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer among those with the highest rates of colorectal cancer in the St. Louis metropolitan area. These people often get screened less often (or not at all), which leads to worse outcomes once diagnosed.
  • Work with local providers, community members and cancer survivors to raise awareness and decrease the burden of colorectal cancer, from prevention through survivorship.

    Partnership activities that raise awareness about colorectal cancer include participating in the annual Undy 5000 run/walk hosted by the local Gateway Chapter of the Colon Cancer Alliance.

  • Identify resources for colorectal cancer and work with providers and community members to raise awareness of pathways to such resources.

    The partnership has begun developing a colorectal cancer community resource guide to complement existing tools and further classify local resources for easy access among community partners and patients.

  • Increase awareness of research opportunities among partnership members and increase community involvement in research, including study participation and contribution to research design and sharing of results.

    The partnership serves as a forum for researchers and clinicians to communicate with partnership members about their current studies and interests.

  • Leverage partnership activities by obtaining additional funding to help eliminate colorectal cancer disparities.

For more information about the partnership and specific projects, contact Aimee James, PhD,  at

Visit our educational events calendar and sort by PECaD to search for the dates of upcoming partnership meetings.