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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

Get Your Rear in Gear Kicks Off CRC Month In Lafayette, LA

The first of several community Get Your Rear in Gear races will be held in Lafayette, Louisiana on February 28, 2009 with a Kid’s  1 Mile Run at 8:00 a.m. following by a timed 5K Walk/Run at 8:30. Get Your Rear in Gear events are overseen by the Colon Cancer Coalition to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in communities across the nation. They provide support and hope for those who have had their lives affected by the  nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths and to encourage everyone to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Make a Video to Encourage Screening

Do you have a secret yen to be a moviemaker?  Star in your own video?  Help people learn that screening saves lives? End Colon Cancer Now. Org at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is looking for a short creative videos to spread the colorectal cancer screening message.  The top video in the Get Screened Contest will win $2,500.

Diane Rehm Show to Discuss High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Two members of the C3 Medical Review Network will be featured on the Diane Rehm Show on Thursday, July 17, 2008 discussing the high cost of cancer care.  They are scheduled for the 11 a.m. segment (Eastern time). John Marshall M.D. is Chief of Hematology/Oncology at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  He is a specialist in gastrointestinal cancer. Neal Merepol M.D. directs the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadephia. They will be joined by Kevin LaMartina, American Cancer Society Patient Navigator at St. Agnes Hospital In Baltimore.