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Letter from the President – January 2017

Dear Advocates, January is a time to reaffirm our shared commitment to our mission: We raise our voice to empower and activate a community of patients, fighters and champions to push for better policies and to support research, education and awareness for all those touched…

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Using the Innate Immune System to Fight Colorectal Cancer: CCR5 Antagonists

In previous The Currently Incurable Scientist columns I have focused on one arm of the immune system: the adaptive immune system. Immune system activating therapeutic vaccines and drugs such as PD-(L)1 inhibitors which remove immunosuppression interact with the adaptive immune system. But there is also…

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A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Immunotherapies

On December 2, 2015 a remarkable meeting took place. Jointly organized by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the leading immuno-oncology organization the Cancer Research Institute, an unprecedented meeting gathered many of the world’s leading experts on both CRC and immuno-oncology. Top scientists devoted to CRC research…

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Update on Lisa Fund Grant Recipient – Dr. de Miranda

Our Lisa Fund awards grants to late-stage colorectal cancer researchers. This year’s recipient, Dr. Noel FCC de Miranda, received funds to study advanced CRC in early-onset (under 50) patients starting July 1. (We awarded him with a grant in April 2015 in collaboration with our partners…

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Meet Lisa Fund Researcher: Dr. Noel FCC de Miranda

Fight Colorectal Cancer is thrilled to introduce the newest Lisa Fund award recipient, Dr. Noel FCC de Miranda. Dr. de Miranda has been awarded the 2015 Fight Colorectal Cancer-Michael’s Mission-AACR Fellowship to research early onset (under 50), late-stage colorectal cancer. This two-year grant will begin…

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What to Expect from the November 2014 Election

by Margaret Carvin, JD., Fight CRC Policy Strategist Regardless of which political party you may associate yourself with, the 2014 mid-term elections were exciting. For some, the Republican victories brought a sigh of relief. For others, the outcome brought a sigh of displeasure. No matter…

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Research and Advocacy

Those who go into medical research often have science on the mind. Not politics. But researchers who joined us for the 2013 Call-on Congress showed how the two fields merge. Particularly when funding is involved. Fighting Colorectal Cancer at the Research and Policy Levels I…

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GRATITUDE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY: Our First Two-Year Research Grant

by Mary Miller Fight Colorectal Cancer is thrilled to announce during this holiday season that thanks to the generous donations made to the Lisa Fund, it will be awarding its first-ever two-year $100,000 grant to a scientist whose work fights advanced stage colorectal cancer. Andrea…

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"Report from 2012 GI Cancers Symposium" Available for Viewing

Fight Colorectal Cancer has posted a recording of its February webinar, Report from the 2012 GI Cancers Symposium, held in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance. Each year, the best and brightest minds in gastrointestinal oncology meet to discuss the latest research into colorectal, pancreatic,…

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Highlights from ASCO 2011

While there weren’t new blockbuster announcements for colorectal cancer this year at the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting, there was plenty of focus on making what we already have work better and on choosing the patients who will benefit the most from…

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