Next Generation Sequencing

When President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, the goal was to make treatment options better by focusing on a new approach – one that takes into account a person’s individuality by noting details such as variations in genes, lifestyle and environment. Moving…

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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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Meet the One Million Strong – Jami Davis

How do YOU define One Million Strong? I define One Million Strong as hope – hope that this number grows to many, many more survivors because one day we will have a cure! Where have you drawn strength? From my faith, my family, my friends, and my…

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UNITED AND STANDING UP TO CANCER

THE STARS ALIGN FOR CANCER RESEARCH Along with the stars of Hollywood, we were invited to participate in the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) “red carpet” activities and sent our very own Director of Communications and two-time colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Burgess to cover the…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Edith B. from Connecticut

MEET EDITH Edith Bruce, Survivor From Meriden, CT EDITH’S STORY I am a 38-year-old hispanic female with a family history of colon cancer.  In May 2013, I was diagnosed with colon cancer.  In the weeks that followed I went through extensive tests and finally had…

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Colorectal Cancer

After 15 days, most of us have seen at least one way the government shutdown is impacting our country. Some have friends and family members on furlough who’ve finally had time to paint their bathrooms. Others’ vacation plans are ruined since national monuments and parks…

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Awards Late Stage Disease Research Grant

Fight Colorectal Cancer and its generous Lisa Fund donors struck a blow against late stage colorectal cancer Tuesday, April 9th at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington D.C. Top cancer researchers from around the nation applauded as…

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Scientists and Advocates Rally for Medical Research

The annual scientific meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research took a little lunch break on Monday, April 8th in Washington, D.C., while the attendees streamed outside to join a crowd of several thousand gathered across the street for a loud street rally. “When [Congress]…

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Focus Group Pays Off!

After reaching out to the region of Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia we pulled together an awesome group of attendance, consisting of patients, survivors, “thrivers”, nurses, nurse navigators, caregivers, family members of patients, and friends of patients who have passed. It was a really…

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Oldest of Old Americans Will Drastically Impact U.S. Cancer Care

The numbers are stark and will touch every single American. A picture of cancer in the greying American population was drawn in a recent study in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology examining trends in the National Cancer Institute’s population-based SEER data: The number of “oldest of the old”…

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