Issue Brief: 21st Century Cures

Health care policy affects all of us: patients, caregivers and family members. Staying on top of current issues and legislation helps you advocate for the cause more effectively. Our Keeping it Brief advocacy blog series will inform, empower and encourage your socially-conscious efforts so you’re ready to take action.    TOPIC: 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) We’re…  Read More

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

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 in yesterday’s blog) has significantly impacted colorectal cancer treatment with targeted…  Read More

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 recent Cancer Film series on PBS, the Emperor of All Maladies, focused…  Read More

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? Clinical trials are designed to test new avenues in treatment, sometimes…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Ashleigh T. from South Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!   Meet Ashleigh Ashleigh Tucker , Family Charleston, SC Ashleigh’s Story In October 2002 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, he was only 33. He had three small children ages 10, seven, and four,…  Read More