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

Finding State Statistics on Colon and Rectal Cancer

by Andi Dwyer, Director of Health Promotion DATA: IT’S EASIER TO FIND THAN YOU THINK One of our advocates recently called asking for information about the number of cancers diagnosed in her region of Central Illinois. She requested this information so she could write and accurately illustrate to her legislators the burden of colorectal cancer in…  Read More

Depression and Cancer: More than a Side Effect?

This post was written by Curtis Pesmen, survivor and author of My Cancer Year. With the heightened awareness of depression this week, we hope colorectal cancer patients facing depression read this to understand the psycho-social impact of cancer and seek help if needed. On a personal note, our condolences to Curtis and his wife who had a friendship with Robin Williams and…  Read More