July 16, 2019: COLONTOWN founder Erika Brown has published a new editorial describing her vision for patient navigators to help increase participation in cancer clinical trials. In COLONTOWN, this vision is becoming a reality. COLONTOWN’s 140 “neighborhoods” include 9 focused on clinical trials, all led by patient volunteers who work to bring accurate information and education about trial options to the nearly 1500 members of these groups. The PALTOWN Development Foundation, which supports COLONTOWN, has launched a new initiative to train our clinical trials patient navigators, as part of our commitment to developing patient leaders and enabling patients and caregivers to become active participants in care decisions.
COLONTOWN's Community Leaders receive grant support
We are excited to announce that the nonprofit that supports COLONTOWN – the PALTOWN Development Foundation – has received a grant from the Colon Cancer Coalition to support the Community Leaders who make COLONTOWN the amazing place that it is! Read more about the grant and the programs and people it will help on the PALTOWN website.
CBS Denver: Meet Tate MacDowell and Erika Brown
This story from our Patient Power Party in Denver on Oct 26th, 2018 highlights COLONTOWNie and mountain climber Tate MacDowell.
NBC Nightly News story on new colorectal cancer screening recommendations
This story about the new American Cancer Society recommendation for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45 features COLONTOWN member Lari Johnston talking about her experience.
NBC Nightly News story on COLONTOWN
The volunteer founder of COLONTOWN’s clinical trials neighborhoods, cancer researcher Tom Marsilje, explains how COLONTOWN members are finding clinical trial options through the community.
Charlie Rose: Cancer Breakthroughs
3/9/17: Guest host Katie Couric leads a discussion about new breakthroughs in cancer treatment, with experts including COLONTOWN’s own drug discovery researcher, Tom Marsilje.
Bloomberg Radio: “Markets” Interview with Tom Marsilje
In this April 3, 2017 interview by Carol Massar, COLONTOWN’s Dr. Tom Marsilje explains how members of the Clinic neighborhood are interacting with researchers and learning both about the science behind new therapies and available trials currently recruiting.