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 a distinguished panel on June 8 during a Hill briefing co-hosted…  Read More

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 updates and connect with other advocates.  ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: JERINA ORDONO After…  Read More

FLO'S WORDS OF WISDOM : THE ANNUAL AACR MEETING AND BEING A RAT

I had the great opportunity to attend this year’s American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in San Diego and what an experience it was!  I arrived on Saturday morning and the first thing I did was try to acquaint myself with the hotel, as there was a satellite registration for attendees in the lobby –…  Read More

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® (duloxetine) can provide some patients with significant relief from peripheral neuropathy…  Read More

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] sees a grassroots movement rising up from doctors, from scientists, from…  Read More

Fighting Crisis in Cancer Funding Named Number One Priority for AACR

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) says that declining budgets at the National Institutes of Health a crisis standing in the way of bringing cancer research to patient’s lives. For the past ten years, NIH budgets have been essentially flat.  Factoring in rising research costs, flat funding means a loss of nearly $6 billion dollars…  Read More