Opportunity To Investigate the Microbiome’s Impact on Science and Treatment In Colorectal Cancer
We are an international team working together to understand the colorectal cancer microbiome: what it is, how it is associated with cancer, and what treatments will affect the microbiome to promote health.
Our objectives are to:
- Map the colorectal cancer microbiome
- Develop microbiome-targeted therapies for colorectal cancer
- Share and disseminate our findings
Watch Advocate Candace Henley on Good Morning America
Candace discusses her journey to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
We are our microbes!
Watch the video that explains what the microbiome is and the importance in colorectal cancer. This video was a collaboration between team OPTIMISTICC patient advocates and researchers. Get ready to learn and ENJOY!
Watch the OPTIMISTICC Webinar
A series of informal conversations between the OPTIMISTICC researchers and patient advocates discussing the role of the gut microbiome in human health and disease and its association with colorectal cancer.
This webinar is a collaboration between Colorectal Cancer Canada, the OPTIMISTICC team, and the Cancer Research UK Cancer Grand Challenges.
Kimmie Ng and Marios Giannakis publish a perspective “A Common Cancer at an Uncommon Age”
By 2030 colorectal cancer will be the leading cause of cancer deaths in individuals aged 20-49. Young-onset CRC differs from average age...
Henry Wood leads the first study to look at CRC patterns in low- and middle-income countries
Most research in cancer microbiomes is carried out in European and North American patients. Patterns in low- and middle-income countries are often...
Congratulations to Tomotaka Ugai
Congratulations to Tomotaka Ugai, an instructor from Shuji Ogino’s lab, on receiving a Scholar-in-Training Award for his upcoming presentation at...
OPTIMISTICC is a Cancer Grand Challenges team funded by Cancer Research UK.