ARCAD, a publicly recognized foundation*, was created in France in 2006 by Pr Aimery de Gramont and his associates in GERCOR, 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.

Worldwide, digestive cancers (colorectal, oesophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas) are reported to cause as many as 25 % of all fatalities from cancer.

*ARCAD was granted the legal status of “publicly recognized foundation” by the French government in December 2006.