Colonoscopy Prep, Chocolate Bars, and Strawberry Smoothies

It’s one of the most laughed about and complained about steps of the colonoscopy process: prep night. While it’s nobody favorite step, it’s a necessary, critical step to clear the rectum and colon before the procedure. A bad bowel prep could mean missed ademonas (polyps)…

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Event Recap :: Research Advocacy Training Wisconsin

When I first joined the Fight CRC team in the summer of 2015, I was excited to jump in. I love to evaluate programs and learn about the needs of patients. I got my master’s degree in public health because I love data and seeing…

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WHAT THE HECK IS A DPD DEFICIENCY?

Stage IV survivor and advocate Kathy Oliver enjoys living in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and is surviving and thriving in spite of her disease. Her motto is “knowledge is power” and her mission is to help fellow…

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Susan Payne

Meet CRC Researcher Susan Payne

Hey ya’ll! My name is Susan Payne and I work in Dr. Dusty Deming’s colon and pancreatic cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. This research is of special personal interest to me as my granny died of colon cancer two years before I was…

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Ostomy and Travel

Fall has only just begun, but many of us are already making our travel plans for the holidays. If you live with an ostomy, or travel with an ostomate, travel by plane can seem daunting, and we’re not just talking about the long lines and…

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Research News – Personalized Cellular Immunotherapies 

We are excited to learn that Kite Pharma announced yesterday they will initiate personalized cellular immunotherapies before the end of 2016. These therapies will target certain sub-segments of the KRAS-mutant cancer patient population (KRAS-mutations are a biomarker of colorectal cancer). This new technology will use living immune cells as the…

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Next Generation Sequencing

When President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, the goal was to make treatment options better by focusing on a new approach – one that takes into account a person’s individuality by noting details such as variations in genes, lifestyle and environment. Moving…

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Climbing Mountains For Colorectal Cancer

It’s easy to feel a sting of defeat from colorectal cancer. Your body takes a bruising that on your worst days, you question if you’ll ever recover. But the human body, just like the human spirit, is resilient. Our group of hikers who took on Longs…

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Distress Screening for Cancer Patients

Anguish, agony, extreme anxiety and hardship – these are synonyms for distress. Believe it or not, almost everyone experiences distress. It comes through various levels, and during various parts of life. This is especially true for colorectal cancer patients. While most cancer patients and survivors…

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Spirituality and Cancer

“They say everything happens for a reason…” “Why is this happening to me? I’m a good person!” “I can’t lose faith. Everybody knows positive attitude is everything!” “This just isn’t fair!” Religious and spiritual values have been reported by many patients as important cancer coping…

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