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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Know Your Biomarker :: August 2015 Webinar

ABOUT THE WEBINAR This event was hosted by advocacy organizations Fight Colorectal Cancer, Chris4Life, Colon Cancer Alliance, and sponsored by Amgen. “Personalized” medicine is an approach to individualize treatment plans. Steps can be taken to identify which treatments may be more or less beneficial to…

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Immunotherapy & Colorectal Cancer – Part 2

Yesterday in Immunotherapy for Colorectal Cancer : Part 1 we covered the basics of immunotherapy and the definitions of active and passive treatments. Today we provide insights for current research & what’s on the horizon for immunotherapy for colon and rectal cancer patients. Here’s where we are Passive immunotherapy (defined…

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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…

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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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7th Lisa Fund Grant Awarded to Dr. Ho-Chou Tu

Fight Colorectal Cancer is excited to announce that Dr. Ho-Chou Tu received our 7th Lisa Fund Fellowship Grant – a $50,000 award given to a late-stage colorectal cancer researcher. This award is distributed through the Lisa Fund in partnership with American Association of Cancer Research…

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Personalizing Personalized Medicine

On Monday, April 25th, Fight Colorectal Cancer held a free patient webinar that tackled the somewhat complex but fascinating topic of personalized medicine. Personalized medicine is what the cancer community calls treatments that are tailored to each patient’s genetic makeup. It is the future of…

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Upcoming Patient Webinars Will Bring the Science to YOU

Fight Colorectal Cancer is giving you the opportunity to talk to researchers and medical professionals in April and May through online webinars designed to bring the science of treating colorectal cancer down to the personal. The latest news from the petri dish Wednesday, April 20,…

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Commercial Test for BRAF Gene Available

Clarient Inc. announced the launch of a commercially available test for the BRAF mutation in colorectal cancer.  The test detects mutations in colorectal cancer tumor tissue. In a recent study, patients with mutated BRAF did not respond to treatment with two drugs that block epidermal…

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