Keeping it Brief: Immunotherapy

TOPIC OVERVIEW Immunotherapy (also known as immuno-oncology or IO) is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s own immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. In the last few decades, it has become an important part of treating some types of cancer (including…

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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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We Came, We Saw, We RALLIED!

It’s not often you’ll find a packed room of patients, medical professionals, advocacy professionals, members of Congress and beauty queens on Capitol Hill. But this year at the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) third-annual Rally for Medical Research that’s exactly what policy strategist Margaret…

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Precision Medicine Initiative Hill Briefing  

Fight CRC founder and Chair of the Board Nancy Roach served on panel representing the patient voice in the research community Alexandria, Va. – June 17, 2015 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) Founder and Chair of the Board Nancy Roach served as part of…

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ADVOCACY UPDATE – OCTOBER 2014

Advocates, Happy first month of fall! As the weather cools down, things in advocacy are heating up! For this month’s advocacy update, we’re sharing ways you can get involved with Fight CRC this season. If you haven’t already, join the ADVOCATES FACEBOOK GROUP to get daily…

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Two Advances in Understanding, Treating Painful Chemo Neuropathy

Recent studies show some promise in understanding chemo-caused neuropathy, and perhaps in using a common medicine to ease the worst symptoms in some people. Study shows neuropathy relief for some using antidepressant  A well-designed clinical study has provided the first evidence that the antidepressant Cymbalta®…

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Scientists and Advocates Rally for Medical Research

The annual scientific meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research took a little lunch break on Monday, April 8th in Washington, D.C., while the attendees streamed outside to join a crowd of several thousand gathered across the street for a loud street rally. “When [Congress]…

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