Depression Drug May Ease Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

The antidepressant drug Duloxetine (Cymbalta®) was shown in a recent study to provide pain relief to people suffering from peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs such as oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®, used in the FOLFOX regimen for colorectal cancer) can damage “peripheral” nerve cells (those beyond the brain and spinal cord), causing pain, tingling, numbness especially in…  Read More

Do you have a prescription dog? Day 4 of ASCO12

Chris Adams, PhD shares his final day at ASCO. Thank YOU Chris! After 4 days of meetings everyone is a little battle weary, probably more so after the great food and drinks at the ASCO Presidential Reception at Soldier Field the previous night. This morning was the general colon cancer poster sessions. This is about 80…  Read More

Day 3 of ASCO12 – Observations and Soldier Field

Guest blogger: Christoper Adams PhD an economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shares some notes and his personal insight of his experience on Day 3 of the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. It is my two year anniversary! Two years ago today I had my colon resection. My doctor…  Read More

ASCO12 Conference: Surviving Day 2

“Guest blogger: Christoper Adams” It is my second day at ASCO. I got up early, helped somewhat by the one-hour time difference. I found a friend at the breakfast who directed me to where we catch the buses for the conference center. More importantly she showed me how to find free coffee at the patient advocate…  Read More

Dr. Edith Mitchell Honored by ASCO

Edith Peterson Mitchell, MD, FACP has been honored with the 2012 ASCO Humanitarian Award. The Award is given to an oncologist who goes beyond the call of duty to provide outstanding patient care both professionally and and as a volunteer. Dr. Mitchell is a clinical professor in the department of Medical Oncology and a program leader…  Read More

The eagle has . . . . . landed? ASCO12 Day 1

Lots of delays arriving at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago which included Christopher P. Adams, Ph.D. – a colorectal cancer survivor, economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and guest blogger who along with Fight CRC team Carlea Bauman, Kim Ryan and Anjee Davis is sharing the ASCO conference…  Read More