Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), founded in 1999, is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer (CRC). CCA is the official patient support partner of Katie Couric’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Made up of colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and people with a genetic predisposition to CRC, CCA is committed to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy. The organization provides educational information free of charge to the public in an ongoing effort to educate men and women of all ages of the importance of early detection and screening. The Colon Cancer Alliance is working to focus more private and public research funding on colorectal cancer and to pass legislation ensuring access to screening. CCA is also working to ensure that more clinical trials are available for those who want them.