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

Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is it important, when should we suspect it and what to do…  Read More

Why you should exercise in 2015

by Keavy McAbee, patient resources As many of us make our New Year’s resolutions, there’s an interesting finding that may motivate us to get up and get moving. Sorry Netflix, my binge watching days might be over… It is common knowledge that exercise and limiting time in front of the screen is beneficial, but new findings…  Read More