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Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. Champions Colorectal Cancer

With teary eyes, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. told the story of losing his father, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., to colon cancer in 2012.  Although Payne mourns the loss of his father, he’s taken up his charge and furthers his legacy through supporting colorectal cancer patients and initiatives on the Hill. We were honored to meet with Rep. Payne, Jr. at the 2013 Call-on Congress. Watch his story and hear his encouragement to our advocates. Oh – and hit SHARE to encourage others & spread the word! Ready to use your voice to make colorectal cancer a national priority? As Congressman Payne, Jr. recommends, face-to-face contact with elected officials

IS IT TRUE? Oral Hygiene Impacts Colon Cancer?

Did everyone see the buzz about oral hygiene and colon cancer? Here’s a quick report from Cleveland’s newspaper The Plain Dealer about the research uncovered at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine: … Research, published online today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, explains how the bacterium [gingivitis-causing bacteria] may turn on tumor growth in the colon, and also identifies a way to prevent its action. The researchers also hope their work will lead to a diagnostic tool that will help identify those at risk of colon cancer earlier in the disease’s progression. Read the full article about Colon Cancer and Oral Bacteria. So – is it true? Can

The “Now What” After Cancer Treatment

It’s an amazing day. You stand up and get dressed, finally getting to wear clothes that don’t have a huge crack in the back. Or, you walk away from the leather chair in the chemo ward for the last time. Becoming “free” of cancer is a day all survivors long for – it’s the goal. The finish line in sight. But for many of us, once we “cross the finish line,” we aren’t necessarily jumping up and down at the victory like we thought we would. Instead, something unexpected happens. It hits us. Whether it’s our hospital security blanket that gets taken away or just the reality of “now what’s”

Annual Texas Barbecue Competition Raises Lynch Syndrome Awareness

There’s just one place in Texas where you will find a silent auctioned beer tube, inflatable colon to walk through and some of the best barbecue cooks in the state. So if you’re near the Dallas area, make sure you put the annual Steve Mayberry Memorial Cookoff on your calendar for Sept. 6-7, 2013. Because as they say, everything’s bigger in Texas. And our entire team at Fight Colorectal Cancer is drooling over this yearly fundraiser coming from the Lone Star State. A great reason to BBQ The 2013 Steve Mayberry Memorial Cookoff will mark the 3rd year of awareness and fundraising for colorectal cancer research and education. The competition memorializes Steve

WEBINAR: Molecular Testing & Tumor Testing

Molecular testing and tumor testing — ever heard about it? Ever been asked about it? Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday, July 17 (8-9:30pm EDT) to learn more about these tools available for colorectal cancer patients. We’ll discuss: The importance of tumor testing and molecular testing. How this testing relates to colon and rectal cancer. If you should have your tumor tested. What tumor testing involves and how tumor testing is performed. The role tumor testing plays in a patient’s treatment options. Physicians making treatment choices based on a tumor’s molecular biology. REGISTER NOW About the presenter: Dr. Bekaii-Saab is the Section Chief, Gastrointestinal Oncology at James Cancer Hospital

Stage II and Stage III Post-Treatment Survivors Needed! No Medicine! Not a Clinical Trial!

Did you have stage II or stage III colon cancer after June 2003?  Is your treatment complete? Do you want to help test research documents? Do you want to earn an easy $40 for your time? Fight Colorectal Cancer is helping the National Cancer Institute (NCI) find patients to test their new Informed Consent Document (ICD).  ICDs are supposed to explain a research study to patients; however, in the last 20 years, ICDs have turned into long, legal documents that make it difficult for patients to understand. A couple years ago, NCI revised the ICD form with the help of researchers and patients. Now, it’s time to test it out!

What’s New & What’s On the Horizon in Colon Cancer?

Are you a patient, caregiver, survivor or advocate interested in all things colorectal cancer? Want to be “in the know?” Then make sure to join our FREE June webinar, What’s New & What’s on the Horizon. In partnership with Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), we will present some of the latest information regarding colorectal cancer. Representatives from both CCA and Fight Colorectal Cancer attended the 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology®. Our teams will report on the latest news in cancer research and care. Our webinar will touch on: the key 2013 colorectal cancer findings updates on FDA-approved drugs for colorectal cancer information about what’s next for colorectal cancer

Clinical Conundrum: When, how to treat colorectal cancer in the elderly

Even as scientists plumb deep into cells and molecules to understand cancer, there are many immediate and “real-life” questions that researchers and clinicians are discussing at the 2013 annual ASCO meeting (American Society of Clinical Oncology). One of the biggest puzzles for colorectal cancer is how to best treat the elderly, especially those with stages II or III (non-metastatic) cancer. It’s a huge question: today, 40 percent of colorectal cancer patients are elderly, and by the year 2030, more than 70 percent of non-inherited colorectal cancer will be among those 65 or older. Currently, 70 years old is the median age at diagnosis, with fully 40 percent of diagnoses made

Meet the Newbies to the GAC

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we head straight to “the top” when it comes to demanding a cure for this dreaded disease. Our advocates hit Capitol Hill each March to meet with members of Congress. And throughout the year, a special committee ensures that actions for CRC advocacy are taken. Meet the newest members of the Grassroots Action Committee of Fight CRC – the team behind the magic that happens year after year at our annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. What is the GAC? The Grassroots Action Committee was formed to coalesce the passions of die-hard colorectal cancer advocates. We consider the GAC our “super committee!” They are committed, engaged advocates who take action when asked and

One Million Strong Times Square Kickoff!

What better way to turn on March’s spotlight to colon cancer than an event in NYC’s Times Square! If you own a smart phone, tweet or use Facebook please join Fight Colorectal Cancer for our One Million Strong kickoff on March 1. Live in NYC? Even better. Click here if you live or work near NYC. Click here if you live elsewhere but still want to help! Read on to learn how YOU can show the world why YOU are part of One Million Strong.   Times Square. March 1. Be There. Live or work in NYC? Our team at Fight Colorectal Cancer needs YOU! Here is the roundup of

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