Malta - Colorectal Cancer Awareness Group

A new organisation Malta Colorectal Cancer Awareness Group MCRCAG was launched in February 2016. The aim of MCRCAG is to promote prevention, to campaign for more research and to offer support and assistance both to the client and to his/her family. The organization is committed to increasing survivorship by boosting awareness of the disease, so that it may be diagnosed earlier.

Education is the key to both prevention and treatment. The organisation committee members include proficient doctors in the field, nurses, surviving patients and helpers. The organisation is a voluntary and a not-for-profit organisation having the following Vision and Mission. 

This NGO MCRCAG already forms part of National Cancer Platform where 15 cancer organisations form this platform together under the patronage of the President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

The organization will regularly inform the public about this important health matter. Anyone who would like more information or to join our group MCRCAG can visit our web page:  email: [email protected], or Facebook:

ECCAM 2018

The Malta Colorectal Cancer Awareness Group - MCRCAG were very busy recently with various activates already done, and others that will happen in these coming days.
1. National Cancer Platform Association Activity:
On the 3rd of February for the occasion of the World Cancer Day, MCRCAG participated in this event. We had a stand plus pop up Banners brochers.  The event took place at the entrance to the capital city,  were many people pass through.  We had our brochures on the stand, plus EuropaColon Brochures. People stopped by and talked to us on various topics including Screening for Colorectal Cancer.

2. Radio and TV Programes

On the 1st  of March Sylvia Camilleri was on One Radio explaning the screening system and awareness for screening . She also received some direct phone calls from the listeners of the programme.
On The 27th of February  Anthony Rossi together with Dr. S Xuereb the Head of the Screening Programme in Malta and Ms Sandra Marcieca another patient survivor took part on a TVM2 show called "DWARNA" ( In English" About Us") The two patients present,  explained their experience before and after they were diagnosed with  Colorectal Cancer.  Dr S Xuereb explained in details the Screening process in Malta. This programme  was repeated three times during the month of March. It was very  well produced and presented by a professional person Ms Mariella Dimech. 
During the coming days there will be other  media productions,   taking place on various local  Radio and TV stations.

3. Awareness Poster 

MCRCAG produced their first Awareness Poster which is being distributed to Hospitals waiting areas, clinics, all the Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo, Health Centres and other various important places to be pinned to their notice boards,  A mail shot will be sent to big companies in Malta  like Vodfone, Go, Maltco, MIA and others.   
The Awareness Poster  was well greeted and several phone calls already received.


4. Sponsors

We managed to get sponsors from Servier, Novarties, Vivian Corporation, Nestle Nutrition, Menarini and some other small donations.  It was important for us to get these funds because otherwise very little we could have done. Thanks to all the Sponsors. The Servier Sponsor initialled from one of the meetings of EuropaColon.

5. Esplora event: 

We were invited to take part at an event that took place at The Esplora. The Colorectal Cancer Nurse Navigator organised this event. Several speakers spoke about the role of the Colorectal Cancer Nurse navigator and also one of our popular oncologist Dr Nick Refalo delivered a speech to the audience. The audience included patients and relatives of patients. Anthony Rossi spoke about his experience with the cancer and about the MCRCAG organisation. asking patients and relatives to seek help from our organisation. Very well attended activity.

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