Understanding the process of clinical trials

Have you encountered a crossroad when it comes to treatment? Are current therapy routes not working, or working as well as you and your doctors hoped? If you’ve encountered this deadlock, you may want to consider participating in a clinical trial. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are designed to test new avenues in treatment, sometimes…  Read More

Medicare Now Covers Stool DNA Screening Test Cologuard

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Cologuard is now covered for Medicare patients based on a CMS National Coverage Decision. This is exciting news as most people who are already enrolled in Medicare will not face co-pays or co-insurance if they obtain a Cologuard kit. It is important to note…  Read More

FINANCIAL TOXICITY IS A SIDE EFFECT

THE COST OF CANCER TREATMENT Although the high cost of cancer treatment has been a growing issue in the United States for a number of years, it has recently been focused on in the mainstream media. On October 5, 2014 CBS News 60 Minutes aired an episode featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewing several prominent cancer doctors…  Read More

September 2014 Webinar – Coping with Cancer

Coping after cancer – what does this mean and how can coping help you? Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or are managing side effects after treatment, you have been impacted greatly and life has likely changed. Coping strategies can help you regain a sense of control, and learn that there is always hope…  Read More

Ramucirumab Treatment

There’s news coming out of a recent clinical trial evaluating the chemotherapy drug ramucirumab (Cyramza™) and colorectal cancer patients’ response. Read more to learn about this update in treatment. Breaking research for mCRC patients Recently Eli Lilly and Company announced that the RAISE trial showed a statistically significant improvement for patients treated with ramucirumab (Cyramza™). This…  Read More

Update on Lisa Fund Grant Recipient – Researcher Ho-Chou Tu

Each year our Lisa Fund awards a talented scientist with funds to research late-stage colorectal cancer. This year we awarded Dr. Ho-Chou Tu with a grant. We caught up with her to hear the latest on her research and see what motivated her to wear a Fight CRC t-shirt when she ran a half marathon last spring. Q.…  Read More