Advocacy Update: November & December 2014

Advocates, Most members of Congress spent October working the campaign trail, but our advocates have already made November a month full of action! In addition to the midterm elections, there has been movement on the oral chemotherapy parity issue and the removing barriers to CRC screening bill, and we launched our state proclamation campaign for Colorectal…  Read More

RECAP: RATS training in Kansas City

A few weeks ago we teamed up with cancer researcher Dr. Dan Dixon and his colleagues at KU Cancer Center for an action-packed, two-day training with our research advocates who are part of our Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program. For two days, our RATS put on the “official” white coats and got their feet wet…  Read More

NCCRT Annual Meeting 2014 – Getting to the Finish Line

Every year in mid-November we gather together for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting. Having our staff in one place is great, but having nearly 100 colorectal cancer organizations, medical professionals and advocates gathered together is truly remarkable. At NCCRT’s annual meeting, organizational leaders roll up their sleeves and make plans for the coming…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Karen R. from California

Meet Karen Karen Ross, survivor Pine Mountain Club, CA Karen’s Story I went in for a baseline colonoscopy five years late,  the procedure couldn’t be completed due to baseball-sized malignant mass.  The mass was removed and a colon resection was done 10 days later; this was a full-open abdominal surgery. The mass was encapsulated so there was no…  Read More

My Personal Connection to Colorectal Cancer: Keavy McAbee

Meet Our Team Keavy McAbee, Community Resource Manager  What brings you to Fight CRC? I have an interest in access to health care and resources for survivors and family members. What is your connection to Colorectal Cancer? I began working on a colorectal cancer project as a graduate student and found working with survivors, community members and…  Read More

November Webinar Follow-up: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Lisa Corbin’s presentation on integrative medicine offered real solutions to patients looking to explore complementary treatments as part of their cancer treatment plans. Dr. Corbin shared which treatments are safe and can offer help with managing side effects and symptoms. She also shared about treatments that are harmful and/or aren’t shown to work. See below…  Read More