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PALTOWN’s programs empower and educate patients and caregivers. Centered on community and disease education, all our programs are created and managed by patients and caregivers.

COLONTOWN University is our online disease education resource: for patients, by patients. We offer everything from CRC101 for the newly diagnosed to more than 80 DocTalks with leading clinicians and PIs.

COLONTOWN provides connection, support, and an unparalleled peer-to-peer education for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers. 100 private online groups, all run by trained administrators with lived experience, host nearly 11,000 members from all around the world. 

The EPL program has become a cornerstone of PALTOWN’s patient education and community offerings. The Workshops train volunteer patients and caregivers to help run the 100+ neighborhoods in COLONTOWN, onboard new members, and expand the capacity of the community to provide both support and knowledge to its members.

The Second Opinion Project provides direct financial assistance to stage IV colorectal cancer patients seeking second opinions. This project is the brainchild of caregiver Felix Lu, COLONTOWN member and caregiver for his wife Dianna, who passed away in 2020.

The Searching Safari program teaches stage IV colorectal cancer patients how to navigate the clinical trials landscape. Based on the experiences of the 3,000+ members of COLONTOWN’s clinical trials neighborhoods, this course provides practical, patient-centric tools for identifying trial options.

COLONTOWN patients are our best ambassadors! The Diplomats program sends participants to cancer centers all over the United States with materials for newly diagnosed patients and their care teams.