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Finding strength in your worst moment as a caregiver

by Martin Lannon Over the years I had seen television shows or read stories about pivotal moments in other people’s lives. These moments changed them, or caused them to realize they were more than just the routine they had fallen into. My moment came in…

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Letter from the President – January 2017

Dear Advocates, January is a time to reaffirm our shared commitment to our mission: We raise our voice to empower and activate a community of patients, fighters and champions to push for better policies and to support research, education and awareness for all those touched…

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Junior advocates find their voice

by Maria Williams, co-chair of the Grassroots Action Committee and visionary behind the junior advocates program at Call-on Congress. Who would have thought kids ages 6 – 16 would want to take on Capitol Hill? Well, this is exactly what a dozen young junior advocates,…

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Colvera™ Announced for CRC Recurrence Monitoring

On December 20, 2016 Clinical Genomics announced the launch of an evidence-based diagnostic tool, Colvera™, to test for colorectal cancer recurrence. Colvera™ is a blood-based test that identifies whether or not two altered genes associated with colorectal cancer – methylated BCAT1 and IKZF1 DNA –…

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Fight CRC Launches New Website and What We Do Video

Jan. 6, 2017 — Fight Colorectal Cancer has launched a new website to meet the needs of a growing advocate community. The redesign harnesses the latest information and technology to deliver the best online experience for those searching for colorectal cancer treatment information and those seeking…

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Study finds 1 in 6 “Under 50” Patients Carry Genetic Mutation

An article released December 15, 2016 by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology presented results from a recent study on early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC occurring in those under age 50 years old). The article titled Prevalence and Spectrum of Germline Cancer Susceptibility…

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Fight CRC’s Top 16 Moments of 2016

We went to the White House. Andi Dwyer, Fight CRC’s Director of Health Promotion, was invited to attend a special session at the White House to discuss potential ways to enhance patient access to clinical trials. Blue Ribbon Panel. Fight CRC Medical Advisory Board member…

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2nd Christmas Without My Mom

  For most people, the holidays are a joyous time to get together with family, share traditions and give each other gifts. However, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, this season can be a bittersweet one, even downright depressing. Anyone…

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In Loving Memory of Rose

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Hausmann…

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Fight CRC Launches 4th Annual State Proclamation Campaign

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has launched the 2017 Blue Star States campaign that’s requesting proclamations from all 50 states to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The nonprofit will work with actively engaged grassroots advocates around the country to get nationwide attention for…

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