My Experience with Oral Chemotherapy

by Pam Seijo, advocate & stage IV survivor Back in the early 2000’s, after 21 months of chemo, radiation and surgeries, my body was struggling with blood counts, nutrition and overall existence. My oncologist and surgeon wanted me on chemo, but Irinotecan was doing me more harm than good. I had been on it for about…  Read More

March 2015 Webinar – Chemo in a Bottle

About the Webinar Is the future of medicine chemo pills? In this webinar, we will delve into oral chemotherapy and explain why some patients are offered the option to receive cancer treatment in a pill form. We’ll discuss the advantages and challenges of this emerging treatment option and highlight the current therapies some patients receive. Join us to learn more…  Read More

FEBRUARY 2015 WEBINAR – WHAT 2015 HOLDS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

About the Webinar To share the knowledge from 2015 GI ASCO, we’ve put together a free webinar where Dr. Al Benson, one of our Medical Advisory Board members, discuss key highlights as they pertain to colorectal cancer from the symposium and what they mean for patients. Dr. Al Benson Dr. Al Benson is the associate director of cooperative groups…  Read More

The New Buzz Word: Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine… Tomayto or Tomahto? An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Preparing for Precision Medicine” smartly summarized the idea of precision medicine in 2012: Ultimately, precision medicine should ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right dose at the right time, with minimum ill consequences and maximum efficacy. But it will…  Read More

January 2014 Webinar – Genetic Syndromes of CRC

In our October webinar we spent time reviewing family history and importance.  In this webinar, we discussed genetic and familial syndromes that are specific to colorectal cancer.   Additionally, we talked about what you might look for in your family history and discussed implications for prevention and management of the colorectal cancer syndromes based on this information! Check out…  Read More

GI ASCO 2015 – Recap

By Keavy McAbee, patient resources Fight Colorectal Cancer’s team traveled to San Francisco Jan. 15-17 to attend the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (also known as GI ASCO), an annual event for medical professionals to share the latest research of gastrointestinal cancers – which include pancreas, small bowel, and hepatobiliary tract; colon and rectum; and esophagus and…  Read More