ARCAD is a publicly recognised foundation which was created in France in December 2006 by Pr. A. de Gramont and two clinical research groups: GERCOR and FFCD – Fédération Francophone de Cancérologie Digestive, with three major objectives:
- Make the general public and health workers sensitive to the need for prevention and early screening of digestive cancers
- Promote improvement of patient care and clinical research in the area of digestive cancers
- Provide better information and support to patients suffering from digestive cancers.
A blog for the general public www.infocancercolorectal.com
was launched in early March 2009 to create a space for information exchange and for patients.
Spring 2009 – saw the launch of Open Days-JPO- which are aimed at optimising patient information on the therapeutic management of cancer of the colon or rectum.
A.R.CA.D Foundation supports a range of research programs aimed at improving treatment pathways for patients affected by cancers of gastrointestinal tract.