COLONTOWN University Learning Centers

Learning for Life

Our Learning Centers are created by colorectal cancer patients and caregivers, for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers. 

We hope that you will find the resources here helpful — but they are just a start! To talk about anything you learn here, and to connect with thousands of others who share your experiences,  please join our private Facebook community, COLONTOWN.

COLONTOWN University and COLONTOWN are brought to you by PALTOWN, a nonprofit dedicated to creating communities of empowered, educated patients and caregivers.


Learning Centers List

Newly Diagnosed?

CRC 101

Feeling lost? We're here to help with a crash course in CRC, provided by patients and caregivers who know what you are going through!

CRC Video Library

The Lecture Hall

Learn from the experts with dozens of Doc Talks from leading clinicians about current treatment options and new research.

Know More About Your Cancer

Diagnostic and Surveillance Testing

Biomarkers, liquid biopsies, tumor testing -- the more you know about your cancer, the more options you have.

Trials Info

Clinical Trials Basics

Tools for understanding, and finding clinical trials. Learn what you need to know -- and ask -- if you are considering a clinical trial.


Searching Safari

On the hunt for clinical trial options but don't know where to start?

Chat With Experts

CRC Updates with Dr. Manju George

New Tools for CRC

Precision Medicine

Precision medicine uses new tools to understand the specifics of a patient’s tumor, and tailors treatment based on that information.

Trial Listings

Featured Clinical Trials

Complete and clear information about a small number of currently recruiting colorectal cancer clinical trials.

The resources provided in the Learning Centers here include both original content created by COLONTOWN and PALTOWN staff and volunteers, as well as content created by public entities such as the National Cancer Institute, or partner organizations and companies. Where the content comes from an outside source, this is clearly labelled.

These resources are offered for informational and educational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Please see PALTOWN’s terms of use and privacy policies for more details.