Funding Cancer Research – Keeping it Brief

When I think about efforts to increase federal funding for research programs, the Ringo Starr lyrics “it don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy,” play over and over in my mind. While Ringo Starr wasn’t singing about federal funding, the phrase definitely holds true. TOPIC: FUNDING CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PEER…  Read More

Rep. Dent makes VA appropriations request

Fight Colorectal Cancer commends Congressional Advisory Committee member Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) for: his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and his addition to an appropriations bill that would encourage the VA to use funding to research colorectal cancer (including looking into a less-costly blood test screening.) Read the full report (see page 48)…  Read More

RECAP: 9th Annual Call-on Congress

In the Smithsonian Museum of American History, a 30′ x 42′ flag sits under dim lights, its wool fibers showing the wear and tear common among artifacts from 1814. A large restoration project has been underway to preserve the flag that once brought Americans hope when all seemed bleak. During the war of 1812, citizens were unsure that the…  Read More

Record-Breaking 2015 Call-on Congress

Fight CRC Hosts Record-Breaking Call-on Congress for March 2015 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Fight Colorectal Cancer to host ninth annual Call-on Congress featuring experts, survivors and caregivers impacted by the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2015 — Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) will break its record as close to…  Read More

Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it?  Could I be an advocate? I quickly learned that anyone can…  Read More

The New Buzz Word: Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine… Tomayto or Tomahto? An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Preparing for Precision Medicine” smartly summarized the idea of precision medicine in 2012: Ultimately, precision medicine should ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right dose at the right time, with minimum ill consequences and maximum efficacy. But it will…  Read More