Andrew Spiegel is the Executive Director of the Global Colon Cancer Association. He has a long and personal history with colorectal cancer. In 1998, Spiegel’s mother was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. She exhibited numerous symptoms, which were ignored by her physicians, and died nine months later. It was then, that Spiegel and a group of others founded the Colon Cancer Alliance, the leading United States-based national patient advocacy organization dedicated to colon cancer. Mr. Spiegel, an attorney, besides being a co-founder of the organization and longtime board member of the Alliance became CEO in January of 1999 and he ran the CCA for nearly 5 years, before undertaking his next venture, the Global Colon Cancer Association.
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