Research News – Personalized Cellular Immunotherapies 

We are excited to learn that Kite Pharma announced yesterday they will initiate personalized cellular immunotherapies before the end of 2016. These therapies will target certain sub-segments of the KRAS-mutant cancer patient population (KRAS-mutations are a biomarker of colorectal cancer). This new technology will use living immune cells as the…

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Highlights from the Hill – July 2016

Fight CRC’s D.C.-based policy strategist Margaret Carvin meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to make sure your voice is heard. Highlights from the Hill is a monthly column featuring important meetings she’s attended and detailed information on high -priority issues. Her meetings…

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We Came, We Saw, We RALLIED!

It’s not often you’ll find a packed room of patients, medical professionals, advocacy professionals, members of Congress and beauty queens on Capitol Hill. But this year at the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) third-annual Rally for Medical Research that’s exactly what policy strategist Margaret…

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Colorectal Cancer

After 15 days, most of us have seen at least one way the government shutdown is impacting our country. Some have friends and family members on furlough who’ve finally had time to paint their bathrooms. Others’ vacation plans are ruined since national monuments and parks…

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What's Happening on Capitol Hill? May 2013 Update

Dear Advocates, Your efforts are making an impact. Every time you exercise your right as a US citizen to communicate with Congress, you are changing the landscape for colorectal cancer patients. We applaud you for your passion and advocacy. Has Your Representative Cosponsored H.R. 1070?…

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Getting Ready to Rally Again – Rally For Medical Research

OOOOh there’s something about a good ole’ fashioned Washington, DC rally that really gets us going. Next Monday you will find Fight Colorectal Cancer standing alongside many other health-focused non-profits at the Rally for Medical Research. Why? Well, we do have a thing for The…

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Dr. Francis Collins Confirmed as NIH Head

On Friday, August 7, the Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Francis Collins, MD, PhD, as the new director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Collins is both a physician and an expert in genetics.  He led the Human Genome Project to an early…

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