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PALTOWN Communities

Safe, authentic spaces for patients and caregivers.

Our Model



Our first community, for colorectal patients and caregivers.


Patient Leaders Making News

NBC Nightly News talks to COLONTOWN members about finding clinical trial options through the community:


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Our impact:

  • my husband's best friend ... lived a year longer because of all we learned here.
  • I am truly grateful for the profound difference COLONTOWN has made in my life. From front line patient experiences to cutting edge clinical knowledge, these groups have provided me more than I could have ever asked for.
    Michelle Prince
    current patient
  • [Erika, PALTOWN CEO] has done more to bring comfort, understanding, and action of the lifesaving kind to colon cancer patients across the country and the world than any single physician or scientist I know.
    Dr. Stephen Schoenberger, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Professor, UCSD School of Medicine