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

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

November 2014 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine

FAD or FACT? How to determine if complementary & alternative medicine is for you.  Date: November 12, 10:30am ET / 9:30am CT / 8:30am MT / 7:30am PT Many complementary therapies, used along with conventional medicine, can support cancer treatments, reduce some of the adverse effects of cancer treatment, ease tension and pain, and contribute to overall health. This…  Read More

The Basics of Palliative Care

by Stacy Fischer, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado of Medicine Most of us will experience a time living with an advanced serious illness. For persons with cancer, this time can lead to an incredible emotional and financial strain for themselves and their caregivers. Health care has grown increasingly costly, fragmented, and the focus…  Read More

Rise of CRC in Young Adults in 2020 and 2030 Predicted

by Andi Dwyer, director of health promotion  This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery released results of a study: Increasing Disparities in the Age-Related Incidences of Colon and Rectal Cancers in the United States, 1975-2010. According to JAMA Surgery, the study indicates there may be an increase in colorectal cancer diagnosis among people younger than…  Read More

Webinar Wrap-Up: Know Your Risk – Family History

This blog post is a follow-up to our webinar on Family Genetics. Review the webinar video & slides for more information and insights on this important topic!  Did you know that certain medical conditions in your family can increase your own risk for colorectal cancer? People with an immediate family member (father, mother, sister, brother, or…  Read More