Oregon Advocates Meet at White House

Yesterday two of our long-time colorectal cancer advocates, LaRisha and Michell Baker, along with president Carlea Bauman and policy expert Camille Bonta, met with Tricia Schmitt at the White House. Ms. Schmitt met with our advocates to discuss funding for colorectal cancer programs at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.)   Our team, joined by two gastroenterologists, met at…  Read More

You got Science in our RATS Boot Camp . . .

What happens when you combine colorectal cancer survivors and a scientist? You get a force to be reckoned with! The RATS program was started by Fight Colorectal Cancer founder Nancy Roach and our late Director of Research Kate Murphy over 6 years ago, as a way to work hand in hand with the scientific community across…  Read More

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You've Got Mail – Get Screened for Colon Cancer!

Earlier this week, the Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine reported that according to a Texas study, mailings encouraging colorectal cancer (CRC) screening proved to be effective among underserved patients. Dr. Samir Gupta of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center served as the investigator. Polymedco, producer of the FIT test collaborated on the…  Read More

Screening for Prevention vs. Early Detection | Response to JAMA Article

The July 29, 2013 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes an opinion piece titled, “Over diagnoses and treatment of cancer? An opportunity for improvement.”  The authors highlight the growing body of literature and a growing depth of understanding as it relates to cancer prevention and early detection. They call for an…  Read More

Advocacy Update: Senate Moves to Reverse Research Cuts

In February, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Francis Collins, and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) warned us of the impending impact the sequester will have on biomedical research. Francis Collins echoed Senator Mikulski’s clear warning: She stated the so-called sequestration would slow scientific progress, delay clinical trials, and put a generation of young researchers at…  Read More