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. 

Connecting Patients with Specialists in Rural and Remote Communities

In 2016, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada launched the Promoting Access and Care through Centres ...

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Patients and IBD Healthcare Providers Work Together to Create Measures to Improve Quality of Care

Dr. Alain Bitton of McGill University and a team working with the Crohn’s and Colitis Canad...

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From Fellow to Primary Investigator

Crohn's and Colitis Canada supports researchers in all stages of their careers from awarding ...

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PACE Successes with Telemedicine

The PACE Network was created to address gaps in IBD patient care. One way this is happening is th...

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Can a Mediterranean Diet Reduce Colitis?

Patients and caregivers are eager for information on how diet impacts IBD. Because everyone is di...

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Crohn's and Colitis Canada's GEM Project

Led by Dr. Ken Croitoru at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, the Genetic, Environmental, Micr...

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Addressing the Mental Health Side of Crohn's and Colitis

By Jeff Jurmain For 11 years, Chantel Wicks has lived daily with Crohn’s disease and ulcer...

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Is There an Association Between Asthma and IBD?

Dr. Ellen Kuenzig and colleagues have conducted a study on the relationship between asthma and Cr...

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Telemedicine Means Less Wait Time to See a Gastroenterologist

The PACE Network recently published results about the impact of its telemedicine program, finding...

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Crohn's and Colitis Canada Awards $2.7 Million in New Grants to Researchers Across Canada

Canadian research is leading to improved care for people living with Crohn’s disease or ulc...

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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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