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Update on Lisa Fund Grant Recipient – Researcher Ho-Chou Tu

Update on Lisa Fund Grant Recipient – Researcher Ho-Chou Tu

Each year our Lisa Fund awards a talented scientist with funds to research late-stage colorectal cancer. This year we awarded Dr. Ho-Chou Tu with a grant. We caught up with her to hear the latest on her research and see what motivated her to wear a Fight CRC t-shirt when she ran a half marathon last spring. Q. What’s happened since you received the research grant in April? Dr. Tu:   I have been carrying out the research project I described in the research grant. One of the challenges in colorectal cancer research is that most of the established animal models nowadays usually only develop benign tumors rather than invasive carcinoma. Sadly, it

Meet the One Million Strong – Andrea Kramer 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 ANDREA Andrea Kramer, Survivor From Rye, NY ANDREA’S STORY I was diagnosed with stage IIIc colorectal cancer in 2007. Later in 2009, my friend, Helene Byrnes and I started raising money for Fight Colorectal Cancer’s research program, the Lisa Fund. Most people focus on awareness and prevention issues, I wholeheartedly spend my time and money on those great goals as well, however, I am passionate about supporting research for a cure. This is an area where far fewer people are focusing, maybe because it is the harder battle? Either

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Getting Cool for Colon Cancer

Last year advocate Sheila Schrack didn’t only leave Call-on Congress with ideas and tools on advocacy, she left with a new mission. After hearing that Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Lisa Fund dedicates 100 percent of its contributions to late-stage colorectal cancer research, she decided to use her fundraiser, “Polar Bear Dip – Cold for the Cure” and support efforts specifically geared for colon and rectal cancers. This year on New Year’s Day, she gathered her community once again. Friends, family members and others who lived cities away drove in to jump in. The temperature didn’t matter – everyone came out to honor those who’ve survived and remember those who’ve passed from cancer.

Lisa Fund Grant: Now Accepting Applications

Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows planning to do translational or clinical research that focuses on novel THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES for late-stage metastatic colorectal cancer may now apply for The Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR research grant. This grant is distributed through Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Lisa Fund. Our Lisa Fund was designed by Lisa Dubow, a late-stage colorectal cancer survivor who credited her many years of survival to clinical research. She established the fund to support researchers looking for a cure and new treatment options. This grant specifically supports research focused on uncovering new therapeutics that can be individualized for patients. Ideally, findings from the grant-funded project will play out into the clinical setting within a few

Honoring a Fallen Hero One Year Later – RIP Nancy Malthouse

We met Bill & Nancy in 2012. As new advocates, they were ready to storm the Hill. Although they sought to change policy together in March, Nancy passed away a few months later on Aug. 19, 2012. All who knew and loved her were sad to hear the news and rose to show love and support. Bill requested that gifts be given to Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Lisa Fund in memory of Nancy. This fund donates 100% of its proceeds to late-stage colorectal cancer research – a passion both Bill & Nancy shared. Over the past year, many honored Nancy in a substantial way. Friends and family of Nancy donated over

Fight Colorectal Cancer Awards Late Stage Disease Research Grant

Fight Colorectal Cancer and its generous Lisa Fund donors struck a blow against late stage colorectal cancer Tuesday, April 9th at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Washington D.C. Top cancer researchers from around the nation applauded as we, along with the AACR, awarded a $50,000 research grant to Pia Morelli, M.D., Ph.D., a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. With this grant, Dr. Morelli will use highly specific DNA tests on blood samples to identify those patients most likely to respond to drugs that target the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR), and also to detect

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 Bertotti, MD, PhD, of the Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (IRCC) in Candiolo, Italy, has learned that his lab will receive this major grant. “His work will be ground-breaking and exactly in line with the reason Lisa Dubow created this fund—to support a promising researcher working to advance the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer,” said Carlea Bauman, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. Fully 100

Thanks from…and for…a Lisa Fund Researcher

Pausing today to give thanks for this amazing Fight Colorectal Cancer community, we’d like to especially salute the doctors, nurses, family and friends who work every single day to support people living with colorectal cancer, and to the researchers who devote endless days and nights fighting this disease. Just before the holiday, we got a final progress report from Dr. Jon Chung, who received the 2011 Lisa Fund grant.  Every single dollar that supported his work came from this community of people who donated to the Lisa Fund, so you should know what your generous donations brought: “I am extremely grateful for the award of this grant. It has been

Chung’s Novel Hedgehog Pathway Research Benefits from Lisa Fund

The 2011 Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow, has been awarded to Jon H. Chung, PhD  from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His proposed research is Hedgehog Pathway Targeted Therapeutics for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. With the award, Dr. Chung will study alternatives to the traditional Hedgehog signaling pathway in colon cancer cells.  He will explore crosstalk within the cell between the Hedgehog and Wnt pathways and screen for drugs that block both pathways at the same time, potentially stopping cancer development.

Chung's Novel Hedgehog Pathway Research Benefits from Lisa Fund

The 2011 Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow, has been awarded to Jon H. Chung, PhD  from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His proposed research is Hedgehog Pathway Targeted Therapeutics for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. With the award, Dr. Chung will study alternatives to the traditional Hedgehog signaling pathway in colon cancer cells.  He will explore crosstalk within the cell between the Hedgehog and Wnt pathways and screen for drugs that block both pathways at the same time, potentially stopping cancer development.

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