Blame the holidays for our lateness in sharing this NBC News story, starring "Diagnosis: Cancer's" most-read blogger, Tom Marsilje, talking about how the online support community Colontown helps people with metastatic cancer find clinical trials that could contribute to better treatments for themselves and others.

"The response has been simply amazing – CRC patients, caregivers and loved ones across the nation have recognized that Colontown is a very special patient empowerment community which they would like to experience first-hand.  To start the membership process, they can sign-up at colontown.org or call the Colon Cancer Alliance Patient Helpline at (877) 422-2030. Please be advised that due to the intense interest caused by the NBC National News story, our membership process is running slower than usual.  But with patience and understanding – they will see what makes COLONTOWN such a special community!"