Colon Cancer Kills. But, it is preventable.

We lose over 50,000 Americans including almost 500 Nevadans every year to colon cancer, a preventable illness. By having colon cancer screening you can reduce your risk of dying from colon cancer by 60-70%.  By leading a healthy lifestyle you can reduce your risk of ever getting colon cancer.
The Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership is committed to helping all Nevadans reduce their risk of colon cancer.  Please explore our website for information about what you can do to reduce your own risk.

About Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership

Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, Inc., is a non-profit corporation based in Nevada. NCCP is comprised of dedicated volunteers who want to reduce the number of people who suffer from colon cancer by increasing screenings through education and patient navigation. These volunteers include gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, nurses, community outreach and patient navigators, hospital administrators, public health professionals as well as cancer survivors and their families. Organizations active with the partnership include the following:

American Cancer Society
Carson Tahoe Cancer Center
Digestive Health Associates
Gastroenterology Consultants, Ltd.
Nevada Cancer Institute
Nevada State Health Division
Northern Nevada Medical Center
Renown Institute for Cancer
Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer
Saint Mary’s Health Plans
University of Nevada School of Community Health Sciences
University of Nevada School of Medicine-Nevada INBRE
Nevada State Office of Rural Health


Our Mission

The mission of Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, Inc. (NCCP) is to save lives and reduce suffering from colon cancer in all Nevadans.

Our Vision

The vision of NCCP is to ensure access to screening and diagnostic services to all Nevadans at risk for colon cancer and to ensure access to treatment services for all Nevadans who have been diagnosed with colon cancer.

NCCP will fulfill this mission and vision by: (a) implementing strategies, educational outreach and charitable activities to reduce socioeconomic and geographic disparities in colon cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment among all populations in Nevada, including medically disadvantaged and underserved populations: (b) increasing statewide capacity for colon cancer screening in Nevada: (c) advocating for colon cancer screening programs to serve all populations in Nevada, including uninsured, underinsured and underserved Nevadans; and (d) increasing colon cancer screening rates for populations in Nevada possessing public or private health insurance coverage for colon cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Board of Directors:

Clark Harrison, MD

Michael Johnson
Vice President
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Eric Kronawetter, CPA
Albright, Persing & Associates, Ltd.


Board Members:

Tom Caves, MD
Digestive Health

Susan Cox, RT

Gerold Dermid, MPH, MBA

Paul Devereux, PhD, MPH

Peter Fenwick, MD

John Gray, MD, FACG, AGAF
GI Consultants

Clark Harrison , MD
GI Consultants

Cari Herington, MBA

June Hunter, MPH

Eric Kronawetter, CPA

Tom McCoy, JD

Frank Nemec, MD

John Packham, PhD
UNR Medical School

Rani Reed, BS

Paul Smith FACHE, CMPE

Kristina Solidum
GI Consultants

Patty Sredy RN, BSN

Denise Wiley RN, BSN, OCN

Ovunc Bardakcioglu, MD, FACS

Brian Watkins


Nevada Colon Cancer Parnership is a non-profit partnership &
has a federal 501 (c)(3) definition. Our EIN # is 27-0801634