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Advocates from all 50 States Work to Turn Nation “Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr. 1, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Advocates from every state in the U.S. raised their voices this year as part of “Blue Star States,” a campaign by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance seeking to have every state issue a proclamation designating March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To-date, 46 states issued proclamations and two others published governor or state-issued letters highlighting the importance of screening and early detection of the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. This was the first time advocates from all 50 states submitted requests. “Advocates from across the U.S. stepped up and made colorectal cancer a national priority this


Meet the One Million Strong – Mandy C. from Alabama

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MANDY  Mandy Carroll, Survivor From West Blocton, Alabama MANDY’S STORY I was diagnosed at 26 years old with stage IIIA colon cancer in 2009. I have been diagnosed since then with stage IV because it spread. I have gone through 24 rounds of chemotherapy to date and still have a long way to go, but I am a survivor and I will stay that way! I have a Facebook page called Mandy’s Fighters if you would like to follow my fight. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters

Happy New Year

Another year, full of hope and promises. Won’t you help make our dream of a world free from colorectal cancer come true in 2012. Raise awareness that screening prevents colorectal cancer. Make sure you, your family, and your friends are screened for colorectal cancer as soon you reach 50 — earlier if you are at higher risk. Tell your friends living with colon or rectal cancer that they can call the Answer Line with their questions and concerns. Join us for supportive discussions in the Fight Colorectal Support Community and let others know they’ll find help there. Come to Call on Congress and make sure that programs and funding for

C3 Advocates Join Stand Up to Cancer Effort

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition Advocates Sean Twersky, Christine Niemi, Florence Kurttila and C3 Board member Andy Giusti will be attending the Stand Up to Cancer broadcast on Friday night, September 5 at 8 pm (Eastern) simulcast on NBC, ABC, and CBS.  They’ll be wearing Cover Your Butt t-shirts to encourage legislation to remove financial barriers to colorectal cancer screening and prevent colorectal cancer.

Diane Rehm Show to Discuss High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Two members of the C3 Medical Review Network will be featured on the Diane Rehm Show on Thursday, July 17, 2008 discussing the high cost of cancer care.  They are scheduled for the 11 a.m. segment (Eastern time). John Marshall M.D. is Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  He is a specialist in gastrointestinal cancer. Neal Merepol M.D. directs the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadephia. They will be joined by Kevin LaMartina, American Cancer Society Patient Navigator at St. Agnes Hospital In Baltimore.

Tony Snow Dies from Colon Cancer

Tony Snow died early Saturday morning from colon cancer.  He was 53. Formerly White House Press Secretary, Snow was diagnosed with colon cancer  in February of 2005.  He had surgery and chemotherapy.  His cancer was in remission until a recurrence in his liver in March, 2007. His mother also died of colon cancer when Snow was a teenager and she was 38.

Group Room Radio to Feature Gastrointestinal Cancers

The Group Room, a national cancer talk radio program, will feature gastrointestinal cancers on its July 13th show.  Following up on the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, Selma Schimmel will interview two leading researchers in colorectal and pancreatic cancer and take telephone questions.