2019 Never Too Young To Survey:

Variations in the Patient Survivor and Caregiver Experience

All presentations are available free and on-demand. Registration required.



Kim Newcomer


Kim Newcomer is a 12 young on-set stage IV colorectal cancer survivor. She is the Senior Manager of Medical Advocacy and Community Engagement at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Kim is committed to raising awareness in the medical community and addressing the increasing number of patients diagnosed under age 50.


Vanessa Ghigliotty


Vanessa Ghigliotty is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, certified patient navigator, a Steering Committee member of the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5); Alumni Leadership Chair of The Never Too Young Advisory Board; Community Engagement Officer for the 2021 Virtual Colorectal Cancer Congress; member of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance Diversity Task Force, and Young Allies and Armchair Advocates Volunteer Trainer. 


As a 19-year survivor, Vanessa has become a passionate, active, and well-known advocate on the National level and in her beloved hometown of New York City. Vanessa is a tireless advocate for increased screening, education, and prevention efforts, especially for the early-age onset population.


Anna Dahlgren



Anna Dahlgren, M.S., MLS is a stage I colon cancer survivor.  She is an advocate for early-stage detection.  Anna serves on the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s Never Too Young Alumni Advisory Board. 


Allison Rosen


Allison Rosen is an 8-year colorectal cancer survivor, a passionate advocate who serves on the Colorectal Cancer Alliance Never Too Young Alumni Advisory Board. A Project director in colorectal cancer prevention at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston! 


Carleen Taylor


Carleen Taylor has been an early onset advocate since 2004 when her dear friend was diagnosed with stage IV at age 42.  Carleen continues her efforts now in memory of her dear 23-year-old son who was misdiagnosed many months and passed away as he was battling CRC.  Carleen serves on the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s Never Too Young Alumni Advisory Board.