Susan Payne

Meet CRC Researcher Susan Payne

Hey ya’ll! My name is Susan Payne and I work in Dr. Dusty Deming’s colon and pancreatic cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. This research is of special personal interest to me as my granny died of colon cancer two years before I was…

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A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Immunotherapies

On December 2, 2015 a remarkable meeting took place. Jointly organized by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the leading immuno-oncology organization the Cancer Research Institute, an unprecedented meeting gathered many of the world’s leading experts on both CRC and immuno-oncology. Top scientists devoted to CRC research…

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The Future of Anti-EGFR Therapy? – Part 2

In “The Future of Anti-EGFR Therapy – Part 1” we covered some of the major ways anti-EGFR therapeutic antibodies work (“blocking the gas pedal” and “flagging the immune system”) – but there are certainly areas for improvement! Since approximately half of Stage IV colorectal cancer…

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The Currently Incurable Scientist: An Introduction

Today we introduce you to stage IV colorectal cancer survivor and Ph.D. scientist Dr. Tom Marsilje and kick off his new blog series, “The Currently Incurable Scientist” on the Fight CRC blog! Through our partnership with The Colon Club, we met Tom and immediately became…

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Keeping It Brief: 21st Century Cures

UPDATE 7/13/15: The House of Representatives voted on H.R. 6 July 10, 2015. It passed with a House majority and put us one step closer to accelerating the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving and life-improving therapies and transforming the quest for faster cures – including the cure for…

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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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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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Immunotherapy and Colorectal Cancer – Part 1

In the last several months, there has been significant media coverage about the role of immunotherapy treatments for cancer.  The report on 60 Minutes in December noted there are the business and political aspects of immunotherapy development, which are common to most medical breakthroughs. The…

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Understanding the process of clinical trials

Have you encountered a crossroad when it comes to treatment? Are current therapy routes not working, or working as well as you and your doctors hoped? If you’ve encountered this deadlock, you may want to consider participating in a clinical trial. What are clinical trials?…

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