Gearing Up for AACR: Joe Biden, The Blue Ribbon Panel and Fight CRC

The Moonshot Initiative and Joe Biden The Moonshot initiative caused quite a stir in the cancer community when announced by the Obama Administration on January 12, 2016. Why all the excitement? The Moonshot could mean a $1 billion investment to help speed up cancer research innovations…

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CRC Immunotherapy Blueprint Presented at AACR 2016

written by Dr. Tom Marsilje, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, Nancy Roach and Anjee Davis Last December, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) brought together many of the world’s leading experts on CRC and immuno-oncology. (Read more about this meeting.) The meeting goal: To…

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The Under 50 Phenomenon

Guest blogger, Dr. Harvey Murff from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine discusses the increased incidence in colorectal cancer diagnosis in people under age 50. In individuals over the age of 50, the number of new colorectal cancer cases has decreased by 30% over the last…

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Protecting Your Fertility

PROTECTING YOUR FERTILITY Many cancer patients face a number of family planning options before cancer treatment begins, as fertility can be challenged by many cancer treatments. My hope is all patients who are considering a family would receive information about their options for fertility preservation…

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Research at Fight CRC :: March 2016 Update

This year we have really dug in and engaged in a national dialogue about colorectal cancer research. As a patient advocacy organization, we are pushing for continued progress. Our Fight CRC team, leading experts in the field, and our research advocates have been hard at…

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Second Opinions: The Tale of Two Friends

My two friends Within 24 hours, two friends called me with an update about their cancer diagnosis – both have complex disease. Friend #1 – A young woman just over 25 who recently finished her bachelor’s degree and is working in her first professional job….

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Danielle's Top 5 Low Residue Recipes for the Big Game

I have mixed feelings about the upcoming Super Bowl and not because Andi’s Denver Broncos beat the Patriots (and not my Kansas City Chiefs). Teams aside, it’s those mouth-watering “big game” appetizers advertised on every channel and on most tables at Super Bowl parties that…

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Understanding Palliative Care :: January 2016 CRCWebinar

The January 29, 2016 webinar covered the topic of Palliative Care – specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for…

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Personalized Immunotherapy: Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines

I have already written a lot about experimental immunotherapies. Previous posts have ranged from the strong signs of clinical activity already seen by anti-PD1 checkpoint therapies in MSI-high Colorectal Cancer (CRC), to an overview of why the more common non-MSI CRC has been resistant to immunotherapy intervention, and finally a…

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