New Efforts to Prevent Colon Cancer
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COVID-19 has caused people to delay important cancer screenings and medical appointments. Coupled with the rising rates of colon cancer among younger adults, it’s clear the healthcare industry must change its approach to screenings, education, and prevention. 

Cindy Borassi, Interim President of the Colon Cancer Foundation, explains how the organization aims to increase colon cancer screenings in underserved communities. Plus, she discusses the importance of educational outreach among younger populations. And Kate interviews Cassie Fraser on her experience being diagnosed with colon cancer in her forties, and the importance of having a strong support network. 


Cindy Borassi

Interim President, Colon Cancer Foundation

Cindy Borassi is the President of the Colon Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit “Dedicated To A World Without Colorectal Cancer™.” Ms. Borassi has spent nearly 30 years developing and leading new programs and business initiatives in the not-for-profit space, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Cindy served as Development Director for the International Executive Service Corps (IESC). As Development Director, Cindy was responsible for IESC's corporate, private and governmental development efforts. While there, she used private-public partnerships to leverage existing and new programs around the globe.

As Interim President of the Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF), Cindy leads CCF’s national communications and outreach efforts focused on building awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of early screening and detection of the nation’s second-leading cancer killer of women and men. She has been actively involved in the organization and growth of the Foundation’s annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit (EAOCRC) since its inception in 2015.


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