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…

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Carrying the Torch into April

I am not sure how we can top this March, but I know our advocates and supporters will find a way. The song “Stronger Than That” by Craig Campbell and stage IV survivor, Rose Hausmann, was serendipitous, giving us a much-needed anthem. As a community,…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Traci J. From Colorado

Meet Traci Traci Johnson, survivor Castle Rock, Colorado Traci’s Story I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage IV colon cancer at age 42. With no family history, this was a complete shock. I have had many ups and downs, but two-and-a-half years later, I’m alive and…

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Strong Survivor Stories from Mayo Clinic

We’ve partnered with Mayo Clinic on our #StrongArmSelfie campaign this month and literally reached millions with the message of prevention and strength! Together, we are united behind a cure. Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen thousands of photos pour in of those “flexing” for the cause,…

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Raising Awareness on The Doctors show

by Libby Schrack After a long Thursday of school, work and gymnastics I came home around 9:30 p.m., ready to go to bed. As soon as I walked through the door my mom sat me down. Honestly, I thought I was in trouble. She let…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Caitlin D. From Minnesota

Meet Caitlin Caitlin DeVos, caregiver Plymouth, Minnesota Caitlin’s Story When I was 16 years old, my mom went in for a routine colonoscopy after turning that ‘magical age’ of 50. It was a shock to learn that she had stage IIIC colon cancer. She had no symptoms…

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My Craig Campbell Experience

by Rose Hausmann One September morning I jumped out of bed to get the phone and thought, Who would be calling me at this hour? Another telemarketer? Another office telling me I missed another appointment? Maybe it was someone calling to give me some bad…

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Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it? …

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FEBRUARY 2015 WEBINAR – WHAT 2015 HOLDS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

About the Webinar To share the knowledge from 2015 GI ASCO, we’ve put together a free webinar where Dr. Al Benson, one of our Medical Advisory Board members, discuss key highlights as they pertain to colorectal cancer from the symposium and what they mean for patients. Dr. Al…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Barbara B. From Oregon

Meet Barbara Barbara Baughman, caregiver Hillsboro, Oregon Barbara’s Story This is my husband Rodger, who was diagnosed in February 2008 with stage IV colorectal cancer. We were at our beach house when Rodger began experiencing major bleeding. He decided that he wanted to be back…

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