One of the most unique parts of COLONTOWN is our neighborhoods. As most of you know, COLONTOWN has over 130 neighborhoods for all of your needs; we have everything from treatment plans to groups just for a specific diagnosis. I want to use this platform to highlight some of the different neighborhoods for current members and those of you new to COLONTOWN! … Read more
Welcome to Sydney’s Corner!
My name is Sydney Topper and I am the marketing and digital communications intern for PALTOWN! I hope to use this platform to make weekly posts about upcoming events and all things PALTOWN/COLONTOWN.
A little about myself and my family: I’m 16 years old and I live in the Northern Virginia area, about an hour outside DC.… Read more
A New Patient Voice for Clinical Trials
PALTOWN CEO Erika Brown has been elected to the National Cancer Institute’s Colon and Rectal Cancer Task Force. The Task Force develops recommendations for priorities for publicly-funded clinical research, as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Gastrointestinal Steering Committee. The work of the Task Force and the Steering Committee provides critical input to the National Cancer Institute, the largest funder of cancer research in the world.
Erika and I recently attended the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, aided in part by a patient advocate scholarship offered by ASCO and its Conquer Cancer Foundation.
ASCO is the largest gathering of cancer researchers and clinicians in the world, and it attracts a considerable number of advocates, patients, drug and device companies — anyone and everyone in “cancer land.” There are always a huge number of presentations and poster sessions, along with a dizzying array of side meetings, networking events, and coffee and drink meetups generated by the presence of 40,000 people focused on cancer.… Read more