France Colon

Created in 2012, France Côlon is dedicated to supporting all those affected by colorectal cancer (CRC), be they patients or caretakers. We concentrate on partnering experienced patients with recently-diagnosed ones, as well as offering these new patients opportunities to learn about disease, treatment and available support resources.

In 2014, France Côlon will run the first national patient survey exploring their diagnosis, medical care, treatment side-effects, as well as the consequences of CRC on every domains of their everyday life. In addition, because a majority of French CRC patients are still reluctant to openly talk about their disease, France Côlon is leveraging all the opportunities offered by internet and social media to promote patients expression and dialogue in a safe, anonymous environment.

France Côlon is also currently building a network of places where patients will be able to practice adapted physical activities, to help them with treatment tolerance and to prevent recurrences.

Regarding screening, we are strongly advocating for faster access to iFOB tests in France and we organise various informations forums promoting screening, in collaboration with other CRC actors. In March 2014, we will run a pilot study program to explore the efficacy of local press in promoting CRC screening.

France Côlon is also promoting CRC research and, particularly, patient access to CRC clinical trials. To achieve that goal, we contribute to the national patient review program aimed at improving clinical studies relevance, as well as the readability of their patient information documents.

Finally, in collaboration with other cancer patient organisations, we advocate for extended access to innovative cancer therapies, regardless of patient insurance status and geographical situation, despite the Europeanwide current trend in reducing healthcare costs.

3rd French Cancer Plan

Following the launch of the 3rd French Cancer Plan on the 4th February in Paris, French President - Francoise Hollande vowed that this 3rd Cancer Plan plan will bring equity of access to best treatment and care for all French citizens.

Below are documents for the French Cancer Plan

French Cancer Plan 2009-2013 (English Language)

French Cancer Plan 2014-2019
  (French Language)

French Cancer Plan Summary (French Language)

More information regarding the 3rd French Cancer Plan can be found at the Institut National du Cancer website 

ECCAM 2016 

In March 2016, France Colon will, as usual, organize or participate to a variety of events meant to promote CRC screening. Examples of these events are:
- a one-day CRC village in the center of Paris (Place Saint-Sulpice, March 12), 
3 nights at the movies (free screening of a popular French fiction movie about cancer, followed by a discussion with experts about CRC) in movie theaters in and around Paris (March 10, 17 and 31),
- the Colon Day (March 1) where 500 gastro-enterologists countrywide open their practice for free advice on CRC screening, 
- and various one-day events in all sorts of venues: malls, theaters, hospitals, etc. in and around Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Lyon, Pontarlier, etc. 
In addition, we’ll facilitate a CRC conference within the Roche headquarters (for employees, March 14). We will also relay a short movie produced with Roche which tries to break the taboo around CRC and promote CRC screening with humor and a small dose of dirty words…



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