January 2015 Webinar – Genetic Syndromes of CRC

In our October webinar we spent time reviewing family history and importance.  In this webinar, we discussed genetic and familial syndromes that are specific to colorectal cancer.   Additionally, we talked about what you might look for in your family history and discussed implications for prevention and management…

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Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is…

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October 2014 Webinar – Family Genetics

Family Genetics Learning about health, family history and what information to collect is important! Join us as we prepare for November as Health History Month. The holidays provide an excellent opportunity for families to share health history. Join us to learn about colorectal cancer and…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Natia Porter from New York

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET NATIA Natia Porter, Family New York, NY NATIA’S STORY Lynch syndrome, often called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, runs in the genes from my mother’s…

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Genetic Counselor Joins Medical Advisory Board

Long before Angelina Jolie gripped the American public’s attention by announcing her double mastectomy due to a genetic mutation, Fight Colorectal Cancer had been educating patients about family histories, plus supporting and reporting research advances in genetics—especially Lynch syndrome. One of our most reliable sources…

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Two Advances in Understanding, Treating Painful Chemo Neuropathy

Recent studies show some promise in understanding chemo-caused neuropathy, and perhaps in using a common medicine to ease the worst symptoms in some people. Study shows neuropathy relief for some using antidepressant  A well-designed clinical study has provided the first evidence that the antidepressant Cymbalta®…

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The Worldview of DNA Busted Wide Open

Time to start printing new biology textbooks: The scientific—and medical—picture of the human cell changed today from a outer-space snapshot to detailed Google map. In a blizzard of more than 30 scientific papers published today in multiple basic scientific journals, an international research collaboration has…

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Colorectal Cancer Molecules and Genes Reveal Surprises

A Labor Day salute to the hard-working scientists—doctors, PhDs, lab techs, technology inventors—who have done some  heavy lifting to peer into the tiniest recesses of cells, genes, and molecules to unravel what makes colorectal cancer happen. In the widest and deepest effort to date, the…

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