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Friday, March 1, 2013

Prevent Colorectal Cancer: A Free Conference

On Friday, March 22, the Abramson Cancer Center presents a free conference about colon cancer prevention and rectal cancer prevention.

2013 CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer

CANPrevent is a prevention series featuring experts from Penn's Abramson Cancer Center. CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer is a half-day symposium designed to help those at risk for colorectal cancer learn about colon cancer prevention.

Who Should Attend

Those at risk for colorectal cancer because:
  • You are a man or woman aged 50 or older with no identified risk factors
  • You have a personal history of adenomatous or precancerous polyps, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
  • You have a family history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer in one or more close relatives (parents, siblings, or children)
Those at risk for colorectal cancer due to a diagnosis of:
  • Lynch syndrome, also known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Juvenile Polyposis (JP)
  • MYP-Associated Polyposis (MAP)
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)

Register for the 2013 CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer Conference

The CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer Conference is free and open to the public. Come and learn the latest information on colorectal screening and managing the genetic risk for you and your family. Gain knowledge and take action by getting important information from our experts. Breakfast will be provided.

Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Location: Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Register for this free event here. 

This conference is sponsored by Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center and the Colon Cancer Alliance.

These conferences are made possible through philanthropic funding. Help support our efforts to empower patients and survivors to become more active participants in their care by making a donation to the Abramson Cancer Center today.

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