Research Milestones

How is research impacting the lives of people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? Here we share stories of success and what we are learning about the causes and triggers, and best ways to manage, treat and prevent these diseases. 

Diet and IBD: Fats, Inflammation, and the Microbiome

In the realm of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), understanding the intricate relationship betw...

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Fostering Excellence in IBD Research: Insights from the Meeting of the Minds Conference

An account of the annual meeting for researchers and clinicians by Roshane Francis, PhD, Research...

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Edmonton’s Dr. Farhad Peerani earns 2023 Physician of the Year Award honours

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has named gastroenterologist and IBD researcher Dr. Farhad Pee...

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Providing extraordinary care and a safe space for patients: Meet our IBD Nurse of the Year

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has named Amanda Swain as its 2023 Outstanding IBD Nurse of th...

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More Crohn’s and colitis researchers supported

Toronto, October 18, 2023 – Crohn's and Colitis Canada is investing $2.7 million in 1...

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Unraveling the Role of Gut Bacteria in Crohn’s and Colitis: The Immunoglobulin Connection

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition in which our body’s immune system...

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Canadian medical research breakthrough - Gut bacteria combination shows risk for Crohn's disease

A discovery that paves the way for prevention and new treatmentsToronto, ON, July 25, 2023 - A ...

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Advancing Personalized Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Harnessing the Healing Power of Our Own Cells  Despite advances in treating inflammatory bo...

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Research helps connect Indigenous peoples with Crohn’s and colitis to specialized care

When Colten Brass, Muskoday First Nation, started having Crohn’s disease symptoms in 2018...

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New report shows that some in Canada with Crohn's and colitis are being left behind

Estimated 11,000 will be diagnosed in 2023Calgary, June 1, 2023 – Crohn's and Colitis...

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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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