The Global Community for Colon Cancer


About the GCCA

The GCCA Mission

The Global Colon Cancer Association is a community which enables colorectal cancer (CRC) patient groups worldwide to better serve their communities through information sharing and best practices.  We help our member organizations collaborate, innovate and leverage the full potential of effectuating change to support their missions to prevent CRC, support patients and advocate for change.  The GCCA also supports the creation of new patient advocacy groups in developing areas which have no CRC organizations. The GCCA unites all stakeholders in the battle against this disease with one unified voice.

GCCA History

The Global Colon Cancer Association was formed in 2011 by Jola Gore-Booth, CEO of EuropaColon and Andrew Spiegel, co-founder and former CEO of the US based Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). These organizations are the leaders in their nations in the CRC patient advocacy arena. The vision of the GCCA is to create a global community in which people around the world can unite and battle this disease with one unified voice. The GCCA utilizes Gore-Booth’s and Spiegel’s combined decades of experience in the CRC advocacy community to effectuate meaningful change worldwide. The GCCA is an approved 501(c)3 charity registered in the US. Read more about our Founders here.

The immediate goals of the GCCA are to:
  • Create a global platform for all CRC advocacy groups worldwide to unite and share experiences and best practices
  • Identify communities that do not have CRC advocacy groups and help form them
  • Hold capacity building workshops
  • Advocate for screening, awareness and access to treatments worldwide, as well as be the global voice for all healthcare related issues that also affect the CRC community
  • Hold an annual international conference for all CRC advocacy groups as well as hold regional events
  • Create toolkits for members providing best practices for championing the cause of CRC in their communities
  • Ensure equal access to screening and treatment worldwide
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