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Colon Cancer Star
Introduced on April 1, 2004 by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), the Blue Star symbol represents the fight against colorectal cancer.
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts by improving communication, coordination, and collaboration among health agencies, medical-professional organizations, and the public.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is your online source for credible health information and is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) seeks fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The NIH is made up of 27 different components or Institutes and Centers, including The National Cancer Institute, which receives its funding directly from Congress.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Surgeon General, in cooperation with other agencies with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a national public health campaign called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.
The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC) was established in 1995 to improve understanding of the basic science of inherited colorectal cancer and the clinical management of affected families.
The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) is an international multidisciplinary, scientific organization.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is an overlapping organization with a primary mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.