"Hope and Progress" takes an army – 30,000 of them!

As you may already have read, team members of Fight Colorectal Cancer which includes Staff, Board, Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) along with our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) have been in full swing at the Chicago 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. The American Society of Clinical Oncology® has been on top of their game with the distribution of…  Read More

ACA Mandates Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials

By January 1, all insurers will be required to cover routine care for patients enrolled in clinical trials. (Typically any experimental care is provided at no cost to the patient.) “This should be seen as a step forward for the U.S. oncology community,” wrote Dr. Y-Ning Wong in the ASCO Daily News from the American Society of…  Read More

Cancer Experts Gather at Chicago ASCO

With more than 30,000 members worldwide, ASCO (the American Society for Clinical Oncology) is the world’s largest organization of cancer specialists. Today in Chicago, hundreds are gathering for the annual ASCO meeting where scientific researchers present their latest findings, and clinical specialists (oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurses) begin to hear how the new science can be applied to…  Read More

Genetic Counselor Joins Medical Advisory Board

Long before Angelina Jolie gripped the American public’s attention by announcing her double mastectomy due to a genetic mutation, Fight Colorectal Cancer had been educating patients about family histories, plus supporting and reporting research advances in genetics—especially Lynch syndrome. One of our most reliable sources for patient information and webinars  has been Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, a genetic…  Read More

National Day of Pampering for Cancer Survivors

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are a cancer survivor, next Tuesday, June 4th 2013 could be your special day to get some free pampering to kick off June as National Cancer Survivors Month. Tuesday June 4th i is becoming known as Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day. On this one day, volunteers in beauty salons, barbershops and day…  Read More

What's Happening on Capitol Hill? May 2013 Update

Dear Advocates, Your efforts are making an impact. Every time you exercise your right as a US citizen to communicate with Congress, you are changing the landscape for colorectal cancer patients. We applaud you for your passion and advocacy. Has Your Representative Cosponsored H.R. 1070? ACTION REQUESTED Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced on March 15 the…  Read More