Olympus Auctions Cameras for a Cause on eBay continues to support the fight against colorectal cancer by sharing 10 percent of the proceeds of their online camera sales with C3 and the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA).
Your purchase of point and shoot digital cameras, 35mm film cameras, digital SLR cameras, camera accessories, or digital voice recorders, direct from Olympus, will help NCCRA and C3 raise awareness of colorectal cancer, promote screening, and push for research to end pain, suffering, and death from colon and rectal cancer.
In addition to cameras, Olympus is a leader in medical technology that directly impacts the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer including:
- Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products.
- Advanced clinical and research microscopes.
- Lab automation systems, chemistry-immuno and blood bank analyzers and reagents
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncology Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) is meeting today to discuss whether the labels for Erbitux (cetuximab) and Vectibix (panitumumab) should include a mention of KRAS testing. The discussion at the meeting will have implications for future development of companion diagnostics. C3 President Carlea Bauman will be testifying during the public comment section: Read the rest of this entry »
C3 was dealt yet another blow in our fight against colorectal cancer. One of our advocates, Tina Kiser, passed away from this terrible disease over the weekend. I had the pleasure of meeting Tina at last year’s Call-On Congress. Her passion to end the pain and suffering felt by everyone touched by colorectal cancer was extremely visible in everything she did. Whether it was walking the halls of Congress or recruiting people to make phone calls during the Congressional Butt-In, Tina was determined to get things done.
Two of Tina’s fellow C3 advocates, Marilia Sardinha and Suzanne Lindley, remember their time with her:
March 22-25, 2009
Imagine yourself in the Halls of Congress…fighting for an end to colorectal cancer. It can happen. You CAN do it. Read the rest of this entry »