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 forum to release new data and provide the medical community with…  Read More

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, caregivers, friends, medical workers or others touched by this disease) have real-time…  Read More

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 time in front of the screen is beneficial, but new findings…  Read More

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 away from our 30th anniversary and six days away from his…  Read More

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 in the Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at The University…  Read More

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 latest in ‘all things’ cancer.  I came in with a notion this…  Read More