The Program, coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, is currently based in 49 community clinics and partners with more than 250 screening, pathology, and treatment providers.
Through June 2013, the Program has completed more than 15,500 endoscopic screens and detected 129 cancers.
The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program has successfully competed for funding
for a three year grant, which will allow us to substantially restore activities
of the Program.
The Program is cultivating a hybrid approach to screening with a primary focus on restoring endoscopic screens throughout Colorado, while also championing a comprehesive approach to screening by using high-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests (FOBT), both guaiac-based and fecal immunochemical.
The Program is providing support to clinics interested in FOBT to create an an organized approach for screening. A FOBT is a test that patients can do at home on a yearly basis. It screens for
colorectal cancer by detecting blood in the stool.
The Program is maintaining partnerships with providers and clinics to offer eligible patients endoscopic screens for screening, surveillance, and positive FOBT.
Fifth annual Undy 5000 raises approximately $120,000
The Denver Undy 5000 5K run/walk was held June 22 and attracted approximately
1,000 participants. The event was held at City Park in Denver. The team from
University of Colorado Cancer Center was the largest with 90 members, led by CU
Cancer Center investigator Christopher Lieu, MD.
“It was great to have a very large team filled with patients, family members,
friends, providers, and researchers participating to support colorectal cancer
screening, awareness, and colorectal cancer research, ” said Lieu.
The Colon Cancer Alliance
(CCA), who works to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers,
hosted the event with a percentage of the money raised benefiting the Colorado
Colorectal Screening Program,
a program that provides uninsured Coloradans
colonoscopies at no cost through the University of Colorado Cancer Center and
The Undy 5000 is held in many cities across the country throughout the year.
The goal of the event is to educate the public about colon cancer, promote
screenings, and get people talking about this deadly, but preventable, disease.
The event particularly stresses the importance of timely colon cancer screening,
and provides valuable information for those already affected by the disease. It
also raises much needed funds to support and build the CCA’s national and local
prevention, research and patient support programs.
The race stands out from many other 5K events because participants run in
specially designed boxer-style shorts, providing a fun way to bring attention to
a serious disease. This is a family-oriented event open to all ages. In addition
to the 5K, there was a 1-mile family fun run and a silent auction.
Regional sponsors of this event include CU Cancer Center, University of
Colorado Hospital, Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology Associates, South Denver
Gastroenterology, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of
America, Toyota, Select Medical, St. Anthony Hospital, Denver Health and
Braintree Laboratories. National sponsors include Dulcolax, Salix
Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Oncology, Genentech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Myriad
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Erika Matich is a news media specialist for the University of Colorado Cancer
Center. Contact her at Erika.Matich [at] ucdenver.edu.
April 18, 2013
Our newly developed Flu-FOBT Toolkit
is now available! This Program combines an annual stool test with existing Flu vaccine services. Start planning for Flu season now!
Our director, Holly Wolf, talks about March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness and our Program.