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PALTOWN Communities

Safe, authentic spaces for patients and caregivers.

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Our first community, for colorectal patients and caregivers.

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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:

  • The surgeons and oncologists do their best at keeping us alive but COLONTOWN gives us LIFE!
  • I went out to eat with [2 COLONTOWN caregivers] this evening. They absolutely love what COLONTOWN has provided and consider it the most valuable organization they have experienced since the cancer diagnosis of their husbands.
  • 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.
    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.
    Adjunct Professor, UCSD School of Medicine