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July 2014 Webinar – The Latest News About CRC Research & Treatment

Learn the latest findings from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in May. The latest studies, treatments and developments and how they impact colorectal cancer patients were discussed. PRESENTED BY: Cathy Eng, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical OncologyDr. Cathy Eng is Associate Professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Eng received her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, followed by an internship and residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She went on to complete a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Eng is board certified in

Advocates from all 50 States Work to Turn Nation “Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr. 1, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Advocates from every state in the U.S. raised their voices this year as part of “Blue Star States,” a campaign by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance seeking to have every state issue a proclamation designating March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To-date, 46 states issued proclamations and two others published governor or state-issued letters highlighting the importance of screening and early detection of the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. This was the first time advocates from all 50 states submitted requests. “Advocates from across the U.S. stepped up and made colorectal cancer a national priority this

Fight CRC’s Murphy to Present at CCA Conference

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Director of Research, Kate M. Murphy will be joining a distinguished list of guest speakers at the Colon Cancer Alliance’s upcoming national conference this June in Denver, Colorado.  Her participation as a panelist will provide attendees with information on genetic risk factors and genetic testing, the importance of knowing your family history and an overview of HNPCC and FAP.  She will be joined by panelists from the American Cancer Society and the Patient Advocate Foundation during the conference’s opening session. The Colon Cancer Alliance’s conference, “Family Matters: What Every Family Needs to Know,” is being held in Denver, Colorado from June 23-25, 2011.  Full and partial scholarships are available

CRC Groups Join Together to Offer Clinical Trial Matching

Leading colorectal cancer advocacy organizations Colon Cancer Alliance and Fight Colorectal Cancer announced that they are teaming up on an initiative to encourage patients with colorectal cancer to take charge of their diagnosis and learn about clinical trials. The Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action campaign matches colorectal cancer patients with currently recruiting clinical trials based on their individual medical situation. The easy-to-use resources, powered by EmergingMed, help patients discuss with their doctor clinical trials that may be appropriate for them.  The personalized service is free, confidential, and available to patients, loved ones and healthcare professionals. “Patients who participate in clinical trials also help further colorectal cancer research,” said

Dress in Blue on March 5 for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

We’re wearing Blue . . .and you can too! Dress in Blue Day is March 5, sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance. In celebration of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, advocates are encouraged to raise awareness of colon and rectal cancers by wearing blue and telling their friends and co-workers why screening for colorectal cancer is vitally important. Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, and everyone over 50 should be screened. Nothing blue to wear? We’ve got just what you need.