Researcher-Survivor, CMO join Medical Advisory Board

Alexandria, Va. – June 15, 2014 – This month the Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) Medical Advisory Board added two experts dedicated to fighting colon and rectal cancers. Drs. Dustin Deming and Jean Kutner join a board of 19 other clinicians, nurses, researchers, genetic counselors and medical experts. Meet the entire Fight CRC Medical Advisory Board.…  Read More

Dealing With the Cost of Colorectal Cancer

We’re grateful for guest blogger Kelly Alvord from the Patient Advocate Foundation. In this blog she’s helped explain struggles patients may face with the cost of cancer care and suggestions on how to organize, lower costs and get help with the financial burdens that come with a cancer diagnosis. PAF is a national leader and established…  Read More

Just Released: Your Guide In the Fight, Version 2

Fight CRC updates free patient book for stage III and IV colorectal patients to include latest info about treatments and resources Alexandria, Va. – June 15, 2015 – Today Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) released an update to the popular late-stage colorectal cancer patient book, Your Guide in the Fight. Available both in print and as a free online…  Read More

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program By Maria Williams, GAC co-chair This year we piloted a Jr. Advocates Program. The program is designed for children ages 6 through 13 who participate in Fight CRC’s annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The idea started as a suggestion from a parent and developed into its own program focused on the…  Read More

Happy National Cancer Survivor’s Day

To all who’ve received that dreaded phone call or the unpleasant news of pathology reports. Who’ve handled the weight of bricks as anxiety floods the chest at the break of life-threatening news. Who’ve felt stomachs jump into throats, and then drop down into a pit. Who’ve faced the haunted question, “Am I going to die?” more…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Andy Avery from Tennessee

Meet Andy Andy Avery, family member Hickory Withe, Tennessee Andy’s Story Hi folks, I’d like to share the story of my wife Beverly. In March 2012 she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and had a tumor the size of a fist removed. Her surgery was followed by intense chemo for 12 treatments. She fought courageously while working her full-time job. She began…  Read More