Ruminations on Life and Loss
New COLONTOWN Management Team
July 15, 2020: Introducing our new COLONTOWN Management Team! Our new Mayor and Deputy Mayors each bring passion, commitment, and deep experience to their new roles leading our 5,000 member colorectal cancer community. Meet the Team
Support for our Community Leaders
June 25, 2020: We are excited to announce that the Colon Cancer Coalition has renewed its support for our Community Leaders, the team of patients and caregivers who manage our colorectal cancer community COLONTOWN.
Celebrating National Survivors Day
June 7, 2020: In honor of National Survivors Day, some of COLONTOWN’s Stage IV survivors put together this compilation of their journeys to NED (No Evidence of Disease).
Research Project Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting
May 29, 2020: COLONTOWN members created a protocol to help care teams understand how icing can improve quality of life for colorectal cancer patients receiving a common chemotherapy regimen. Check out our recent blog post for background on this innovative project.
For the better part of nine years I have been dancing with cancer. I call it a dance as my cancer and I have both been locked, circling each other, intent on killing our dancing partner. The fact that I am writing this, however, means that our dance has not ended; neither it nor I have succeeded in vanquishing the other.
Listen Now: COLONTOWN's Manju George on Stat's Readout LOUD
Deputy Mayor Manju George discusses the rise of early onset colorectal cancer and potential strategies to mitigate this frightening trend. Her interview starts at 16:50 in this podcast.
COLONTOWN Voices: Featured Author, Trevor Maxwell
- Trevor’s Man Up to Cancer Blog
- Finding My People in COLONTOWN, Cure, 11/22/19
- COLONTOWN connects cancer patients for support, education, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/7/19
- Communicator stepping into the world of cancer patient advocacy, Portland Press Herald, 11/7/19
For an introduction to PALTOWN’s first community, COLONTOWN and its founder, PALTOWN CEO Erika Brown, watch these brief segments from Cure: