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Fight Colorectal Cancer contributes to Journal of Clinical Oncology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 16, 2013 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Fight Colorecal Cancer’s Kim Ryan, director of patient information services, is one of the co-authors in an upcoming manuscript to be published in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s Journal of Clinical Oncology. Ryan offers a patient perspective to the article that provides much-needed insights into the recommended evaluations and intervals for the routine surveillance of colorectal cancer survivors.

“A patient’s shift from treatment to survivorship care is an important transition,” said Ryan. “Knowing there are established guidelines for their follow-up care is paramount. These guidelines will help patients make that transition with confidence.”

Ryan is one of ten authors who contributed to the publication American Society of Clinical Oncology Endorsement of the Cancer Care Ontario: Clinical Practice Guideline on Follow-up Care, Surveillance Protocol, and Secondary Prevention Measures for Survivors of Colorectal Cancer. The Journal of Clinical Oncology will print the manuscript in a September 2013 edition.

Fight Colorectal Cancer joins other distinguished institutions who contributed to the manuscript including:  Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.; Minnesota Oncology, Minneapolis, Minn.;University of Washington, Division of Medical Oncology, Seattle, Wash.; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Helen Graham Cancer Center, Newark, Del.; University of Michigan Health, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.

For more information about Ryan’s involvement in clinical oncology or Fight Colorectal Cancer please visit http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Through patient education, advocacy and research funding the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, the organization serves as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policy makers, medical professionals and health care providers. Learn more at FightColorectalCancer.org.

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