Junior advocates find their voice

by Maria Williams, co-chair of the Grassroots Action Committee and visionary behind the junior advocates program at Call-on Congress. Who would have thought kids ages 6 – 16 would want to take on Capitol Hill? Well, this is exactly what a dozen young junior advocates,…

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Finding My Voice

Kristina Smith is a loving widow, mother, teacher and basketball coach in Hollister, MO. She has one son, Porter (3), step-daughter, Lilly (15), and two fur babies, Molly and Daisy. Kristina enjoys basketball, watching her daughter play volleyball, and riding four-wheelers and looking for deer…

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Personalized Immunotherapy: Adoptive Cell (TIL) Transfer

  My previous column from January 2016, “Personalized Immunotherapy: Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines” was Part 1 of a 2-Part series on “personalized” immunotherapies that are currently in clinical trials. As a recap, this is an entirely new model of drug therapy! Instead of standardized identical batches…

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Liz Dennis

Knowing your family history might save your life

Liz Dennis is a stage III rectal cancer survivor. She’s involved with Fight CRC as a Research Advocate in the RATS Program. Liz is also a long-time Call-on Congress attendee who inspired our Scholarship Fund. She has an interest in genetics, early age onset CRC,…

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Anjee Davis: Meghan and Heather Were the Real Deal

Fight Colorectal Cancer President Anjee Davis dishes on what it was like to be on reality TV and have Bravo attend our 10th annual Call-on Congress. We’ve tried to keep it a surprise and been SO EXCITED FOR TONIGHT!! Last March when the Washington Post…

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LGBTQ Cancer Resources

If you’re an LGBTQ colorectal cancer patient or survivor, Fight CRC’s resources are a great place to gain in-depth information about the disease and symptom management. The following organizations offer resources specific to LGBTQ cancer care and survivorship: CancerCare’s 15-week online support group: Registration ends…

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CRC Immunotherapy Blueprint Presented at AACR 2016

written by Dr. Tom Marsilje, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, Nancy Roach and Anjee Davis Last December, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) brought together many of the world’s leading experts on CRC and immuno-oncology. (Read more about this meeting.) The meeting goal: To…

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Over $200,000 raised at Nashville’s One Million Strong Benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community rallies in Nashville to raise funds to support education, awareness, advocacy and research for the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3, 2016 – The Nashville community supports the fight against colorectal cancer and to prove it, raised more…

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Sex And Colorectal Cancer

For Immediate Release ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 1, 2015) — Sex. Intimacy. Relationships. In Feb. 2016 the advocacy organization Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) will release a series of Sexual Health and Intimacy episodes as part of the Taboo-ty podcast series. Dr. Michael Krychman, a clinical…

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Personalized Immunotherapy: Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines

I have already written a lot about experimental immunotherapies. Previous posts have ranged from the strong signs of clinical activity already seen by anti-PD1 checkpoint therapies in MSI-high Colorectal Cancer (CRC), to an overview of why the more common non-MSI CRC has been resistant to immunotherapy intervention, and finally a…

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