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

ACA Mandates Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials

By January 1, all insurers will be required to cover routine care for patients enrolled in clinical trials. (Typically any experimental care is provided at no cost to the patient.) “This should be seen as a step forward for the U.S. oncology community,” wrote Dr. Y-Ning Wong in the ASCO Daily News from the American Society of…  Read More

Colon Cancer Prevention Trial Seeking New Patients

Can drugs used to help lower cholesterol also keep colon cancer from returning?  Researchers at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) are seeking patients for a one-year clinical trial to determine if cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) might help prevent the growth of precancerous (adenomatous) polyps and/or recurrent colorectal cancer. The NSABP trial is sponsored by…  Read More