Bringing a CRC patient voice to ASCO 2016

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) takes place June 3-7 in Chicago and I’ll be there! More than 30,000 cancer researchers and patient advocates will be in attendance presenting results from current cancer research – all in one place! I…

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ASCO-2016: PRE CONFERENCE INSIGHTS

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting happens each June in Chicago. It is one of the premier meetings each year where oncologists, scientists and advocates gather to hear the latest clinical trial data in oncology, including focused sessions on GI cancers such…

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ASCO 2015 Recap: CRC Subtypes & MSI-H Findings

ASCO – Why Is It So Important? The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) hosts an annual meeting to convene oncology professionals to discuss the latest research and emerging treatments in the field of oncology. This year, nearly 40,000 researchers attended this meeting as a…

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Let's Get Ready to ASCO

This week Fight Colorectal Cancer is preparing for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Conference in Chicago. LET’S GET READY TO ASCO…..!!!!!!!!!! The Fight CRC team is headed to ASCO to learn about groundbreaking medical and scientific research. Our goal is to ensure YOU (the patients,…

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Why you should exercise in 2015

by Keavy McAbee, patient resources As many of us make our New Year’s resolutions, there’s an interesting finding that may motivate us to get up and get moving. Sorry Netflix, my binge watching days might be over… It is common knowledge that exercise and limiting…

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ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: Debra's Thoughts on ASCO

by Debra Merritt, advocate MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER On November 14, 2008 my journey with cancer began with my husband Cliff’s stage IV colon cancer diagnosis. We had lived an amazing life, married as students in college at the age of 20, and were just four days…

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July 2014 Webinar – The Latest News About CRC Research & Treatment

Learn the latest findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in May. The latest studies, treatments and developments and how they impact colorectal cancer patients were discussed. PRESENTED BY: Cathy Eng, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical OncologyDr. Cathy Eng is Associate Professor…

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Andi's Highlights on ASCO 2014

by Andi Dwyer, Director of Health Promotion, Fight Colorectal Cancer Working in the cancer prevention and survivorship field for nearly ten years, I was elated to attend my first ASCO.  However, nothing prepared me for the 35,000 people from throughout the world, gathered to unveil the…

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You don't have to be a scientist to get involved in research

Remember the feeling of being a young freshman student walking the halls lined with senior lockers? Sweaty palms. Knocking knees. It was intimidating to be surrounded by upper classman. As a cancer survivor, sometimes the research process can feel similar to the “good” ole’ days…

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Stage II Colon Cancer – Chemo or No Chemo?

A brief in a running series from 2013 ASCO® conference: Prognostic Tests – to use or not use . . .  or rather  … To treat or not to treat? New studies for stage II colon cancer patients contemplating chemotherapy . by: Nancy Roach One of…

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