colon-cancer-events

  • Tue
    17
    Sep
    2013
    Wed
    18
    Sep
    2013
    12:00 amWashington D.C.
    Advocacy Event

    Mid-September is going to be a very critical and important time to be calling on our nation’s policymakers to invest in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the health and economic security of our nation, especially since without some kind of agreement in September to either enact the FY 2014 appropriations bills or pass a short-term stopgap funding measure (continuing resolution), the Government (and NIH) will run out of funding when the next fiscal year begins October 1st. In addition, the debate that will take place in September on Capitol Hill will also highlight our concerns about the threat of an additional year of the automatic, across the board cuts in discretionary federal spending -- a process known as sequestration. And if all this is not enough, the Congressional debate is also likely to factor in the recent announcement by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew that measures to avoid breaching the debt ceiling (for the United States) are projected to run out in mid-Octob …

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2013
    4:30 pmBoston, MA
    Conferences

    Kim Ryan will be speaking on Day 2 of the conference:

    4:30 The Patient Perspective

    "Personalized Medicine" means different things to different patients. Understanding the role that gene expression can play in the choices of a patient's cancer treatment options is important. What do patients know about this? How will it affect their treatment choices? Gain a better understanding of how patients think, and how patients process information. Their understanding of test results and how to interpret them is crucial.

    For more info about the conference:

    http://www.healthtech.com/Conferences_Overview.aspx?id=125282&libID=125230

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2013
    Nationwide
    Patient Services

    Today the new healthcare marketplace OPENS! U.S. citizens may enroll in health plans beginning today. Questions? Review Healthcare.gov for FAQ or call our Answer Line for help! 

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2013
    3pm-10pmKansas City, KS
    One Million Strong

    We're hosting a nationwide Casting Call for anyone interested in being featured in the March One Million Strong campaign. We're looking for survivors, caregivers and family members of those who've been impacted by colorectal cancer.

    To learn more or apply, please email millionstrong@fightcrc.org.

    Must be available to be in Kansas City, KS on Sunday afternoon/evening.

    Download the Casting Call Flyer

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2013
    6:00 pmKansas City, MO
    Advocacy Event

    fight-crc-town-hall-meeting

    Join us as we pilot our FIRST Town Hall Meeting in Kansas City! 

    We'll gather advocates, survivors, medical professionals and other community members to network and share stories. The Fight CRC team will be presenting information about colorectal cancer and how to become an advocate on the Hill and at home.

    ALL are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to Advocacy@FightCRC.org.

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2013
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2013
    Miami, Florida
    Conferences

    Attend the CCA National Conference, one of the largest of its kind, to get inspired, empowered and transformed. A handful of Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates and staff will be there to meet others in the fight, discuss advocacy and talk about some of the partnership opportunities between Fight Colorectal Cancer and CCA.

    More here:  http://www.ccalliance.org/nationalconference2013/index.html

     

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2013
    8:00 pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

    neuropathy-webinar-fight-crcHave you ever experienced peripheral neuropathy?  Did it feel like a numbness or tingling in your hands or feet?  Did it last several weeks, or several years?  Join us, as Cindy S. Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, University of South Florida College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Concentration Director of Oncology, will discuss this important topic and ways to manage it.  

    Although peripheral neuropathy is a known common side effect of some chemotherapy regimens, there are many different types of peripheral neuropathy, and many different causes.  Cindy will explain exactly what it is that's happening, why it happens, and what causes it to happen.  And then, most importantly, will provide tips on the best ways to manage it.  You're not going to want to miss this!

    REGISTER NOW!

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2013
    Sayreville, NJ
    Fight CRC Fundraiser

    4th Annual "Friends of Rose" Co-Ed Softball Tournament

    Saturday November 9th, 2013

    Rain Date Sunday November 10th, 2013

    Sayreville Boro Hall Softball Fields

    ASA co-ed Rules

    Entry Fee:  $300.00

    Make check payable: Fight Colorectal Cancer (Friends of Rose)

    Mail to: C/O Eric or Rose Hausmann

    176 Norton St.

    Morgan, NJ 08879

    Non - Profit Tax I.D. # 20-2622550

    18 teams only 
    We will take the first 18 teams to register with me by Email 
    Anyone that registers after, will go on a waiting list. 
    Money is due by October 15th

    Please register & contact Eric by Email
    hausfire28@gmail.com

    For more information:  http://www.friendsofrose.org/

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2013
    6:00 pm2030 M Street NW, 4th floor, Room 4002, Washington, D.C. 20036
    Colorectal Cancer Events, Patient Services

    Survivors in Washington, D.C.-area - see below for info about a PAID discussion group at George Washington University:

    DISCUSSION GROUP
    Are you a colorectal cancer survivor?
    Are you willing to share your experiences?

    You are invited to join a research discussion group on care for cancer survivors  conducted by the George Washington University. Tell us about your personal  experiences after treatment (good and bad) to help us improve the care patients  are getting. Your opinions are important and we want to hear them!  

    We are looking for English-speaking participants who are:

    • Survivors of non-metastatic (cancer has not spread) colorectal cancer 
    • 1-5 years post diagnosis and have completed active treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy) 
    • You can still participate if you are receiving hormonal therapy 
    • Diagnosed with cancer at 18 years or older 

    When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 

    Time: 6pm 

    Place: 2030 M Street NW, 4th floor, Room 4002, Washington, D.C. 20036 (1/2 …

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2013
    Sun
    17
    Nov
    2013
    Memphis, TN
    Conferences

    Fight Colorectal Cancer's Kim Ryan will attend this conference to meet nurses and introduce Fight Colorectal Cancer to those working hand-in-hand with colorectal cancer patients.

    About the Conference:

    AONN’s Fourth Annual Conference will continue to advance the navigation profession by expanding the scope of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and poster presentations. In addition, this year’s conference will address the evolving challenges of program improvement, the role of personalized medicine, and implementing best practices in navigation, survivorship, and psychosocial care.

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

    Due to unfortunate circumstances, our speaker for this webinar is suddenly unavailable that evening. We are working diligently to reschedule the "Advancements in Surgical Treatment for Colorectal Cancer" webinar and we will notify you as soon as possible with the newly scheduled date and time. 

    Thank you for your interest, and I will be in touch soon, as this is an important topic we desire to educate you about.

    We sincerely apologize for this last-minute notification. 

    Sincerely, 

    Kim Ryan, Director of Patient Information Services  

     


    There are several different types of standard treatments that are used to treat colorectal cancer, and although mainly used in earlier stages of colorectal cancer, surgery can play a part as a treatment option for all stages of colorectal cancer.  

    Please join us as Dr. Nicholas Petrelli, MD, a nationally recognized expert on colorectal cancer, of Christiana Care Health System, will discuss this important topic as a treatment option fo …


  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2013
    Bethesda, MD
    Colorectal Cancer Events, Conferences

    Fight Colorectal Cancer staff will attend this conference to participate in ongoing discussions regarding colorectal cancer and offer our advocates' voices to the conversation. We'll unite with other colorectal cancer organizations to move forward on finding a cure together.

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    The 2013 NCCRT Annual meeting will be November 21st and 22nd in Bethesda, MD at the DoubleTree Hilton.  The meeting will start at 1:00pm EST on Nov. 21st and go until 4:00pm EST on the 22nd.  

    For more information:  http://nccrt.org/

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2013
    Washington, D.C.
    Conferences

    Fight Colorectal Cancer will attend to represent colorectal cancer patients and learn about the latest news for those in the fight.

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    The 2013 NCCN Patient Advocacy summit will bring together oncology patient advocacy groups, patients, providers, payors, policy-makers, congressional staffers, industry, and employers to review and discuss the implementation of certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act and their effects on patients with cancer and their caregivers. Topics for review and discussion include the definition of essential health benefits and the impact on cancer patients, state health insurance exchanges, access to different types of insurance (Medicaid, employer-sponsored, exchanges), and new care models.

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2013
    Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
    Washington, D.C.
    Conferences

    ** Patients and advocates welcome to attend alongside Fight Colorectal Cancer's Kim Ryan. Let us know if you'd like to come!

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    DETAILS:

    Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer |  A Three-Part Symposium | December 6 and December 7, 2013

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): Specialized Sessions 8:00am-12:00pm | Registration fee:$50**

    Molecular Profiling in Cancer: Research or Practice 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Registration Fee: $50** **One time fee of $50 to attend one or both

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Patient Symposium

    10:00 am - 2:30 pm | Registration fee: $25*

    *All are welcome, regardless of ability to pay registration fee.

    Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

    3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC

     

    Register online: advancement.georgetown.edu/symposium2013

    More information: RueschCenter@georgetown.edu or 202-444-0275.

    http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/GI/getinvolved/symposia.html

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2014
    Sat
    18
    Jan
    2014
    San Francisco, CA
    Conferences

    Fight Colorectal Cancer staff and board members, as well as a handful of RATS members will attend the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in 2014. Stay tuned for the February 2014 webinar for a recap of what we learned! 

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    The 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium is a specialized meeting designed to highlight the latest science in cancers of the pancreas, small bowel, and hepatobiliary tract; colon and rectum; and esophagus and stomach.  Now in its 11th year, the Symposium continues to offer a fresh perspective on gastrointestinal cancers, with a special focus on the most pertinent information oncologists of all subspecialties need to know now, in order to provide the highest quality of care.

    For more info:  http://gicasym.org/

  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2014
    3 - 4:30pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar, Patient Services

    After The Shock: Where to begin after a colorectal cancer diagnosis

    3 - 4:30pm EST

    Have you recently been diagnosed with stage III or stage IV colorectal cancer? Feeling overwhelmed? Learn where to go from here. We’ll talk about every leg of the journey from understanding your diagnosis to tips on building your treatment team. Join us to better understand your options for treatment and know that you are not alone in your diagnosis.

    Register Now! 

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2014
    4 - 5pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

    Research & Treatment News: Highlights from the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

    4 - 5:00pm EST

    Each January, the brightest minds in colorectal cancer research meet at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium. Fight Colorectal Cancer and The Colon Cancer Alliance are partnering to bring you the big news in colorectal cancer from the symposium. Get insights about new types of treatments on the horizon, diagnostic tests available, research for upcoming drugs/biomarkers and the way colorectal cancer is treated. We’ll take a look back and a look forward. You’re not going to want to miss it.

    Register Now! 

  • Mon
    03
    Mar
    2014
    9:00 amNew York City - Grand Central Terminal
    One Million Strong, One Million Strong March

    savethedatenyc_front-800x575Join The Movement in NYC! 

    Celebrate with us on March 3, 2014 at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall! We'll be there from 9am-6pm. 

    See the event page for more details and make sure to sign up to come March (and volunteer) with us! 

    See the event page.

    Sign up to March or Volunteer.

  • Sun
    16
    Mar
    2014
    Tue
    18
    Mar
    2014
    Alexandria, VA
    Advocacy Event

    2014-call-on-congress-save-the-date-finalJoin us for our 2014 Call-on Congress where we will tell our elected officials that COLORECTAL CANCER IS A NATIONAL PRIORITY. Advocates from across the U.S. will come to Capitol Hill to be briefed on all-things colorectal cancer research and policy on Days 1 & 2. On Day 3 (March 18), we will visit with our representatives and make our voices heard on the Hill.

    If you've been impacted by colorectal cancer, we need your voice. Join us and become a voice for change.

    PRE-REGISTER NOW.

  • Wed
    26
    Mar
    2014
    3 - 4:30pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

    Take The Wheel:  Healthy lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk of a CRC recurrence

    3 - 4:30pm EST

    Are you wondering what to do to reduce your chances that cancer may come back? Have you talked with your doctor about things you can do to prevent this? Join us for this lifestyle webinar and gain information and insights on: how to eat healthy during treatment; the best foods to eat after colon surgery; and healthy lifestyle tips that may reduce your risk of a colorectal cancer recurrence.

    Register now! 

  • Sat
    12
    Apr
    2014
    Portland, Oregon
    One Million Strong, One Million Strong March
    Join The Movement!

    Celebrate with us on April 12, 2014 at  Pioneer Courthouse Square as we host our second One Million Strong March! 

    We'll be there from 10am-4pm.

    March from Pioneer Place (700 SW Fifth, Portland, OR 97204)

    to

    Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204)

    Get more details here & see how to sign up and volunteer! 

  • Wed
    23
    Apr
    2014
    3 - 4:30pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

     Alphabet Soup - Making sense of KRAS, BRAF and other tumor testing options

    3 - 4:30pm EST

    Has your doctor ever used acronyms you don’t quite understand? Are you familiar with biomarker testing and why it may be important if you have been diagnosed with Stage III or Stage IV colorectal cancer? Join us to learn about biomarkers and the latest research on tailored treatment for colorectal cancer patients. We’ll go over how a cancer cell lives and dies, pathways that they use to stay alive and the biomarkers involved in CRC. Biomarker tests may be necessary to determine which drugs your tumor may or may not benefit from.

    Register Now! 

  • Wed
    21
    May
    2014
    3 - 4:30pmOnline - please register!
    Monthly Patient Webinar

    Family First:  What you need to know about family history, genetic testing and colorectal cancer

    3 - 4:30pm EST

    Learn the importance of knowing your family history as it relates to colorectal cancer. Get an idea of when, where and how to find a genetic counselor. Know what to discuss with them if colorectal cancer runs in your family, particularly if someone’s been diagnosed at a young age or with multiple recurrences.

    Register Now! 

  • Mon
    21
    Jul
    2014
    Wed
    23
    Jul
    2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    One Million Strong March

    March on the Field with the Twins!

    More details coming soon... 

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    Washington, D.C.
    Advocacy Event

    Rally for Medical Research "Hill Day" 

    www.rallyformedicalresearch.org 

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