Susan Payne

Meet CRC Researcher Susan Payne

Hey ya’ll! My name is Susan Payne and I work in Dr. Dusty Deming’s colon and pancreatic cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. This research is of special personal interest to me as my granny died of colon cancer two years before I was…

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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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Next Generation Sequencing

When President Obama launched the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015, the goal was to make treatment options better by focusing on a new approach – one that takes into account a person’s individuality by noting details such as variations in genes, lifestyle and environment. Moving…

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Know Your Biomarker :: August 2015 Webinar

ABOUT THE WEBINAR This event was hosted by advocacy organizations Fight Colorectal Cancer, Chris4Life, Colon Cancer Alliance, and sponsored by Amgen. “Personalized” medicine is an approach to individualize treatment plans. Steps can be taken to identify which treatments may be more or less beneficial to…

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The New Buzz Word: Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine… Tomayto or Tomahto? An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Preparing for Precision Medicine” smartly summarized the idea of precision medicine in 2012: Ultimately, precision medicine should ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right dose at the right…

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7th Lisa Fund Grant Awarded to Dr. Ho-Chou Tu

Fight Colorectal Cancer is excited to announce that Dr. Ho-Chou Tu received our 7th Lisa Fund Fellowship Grant – a $50,000 award given to a late-stage colorectal cancer researcher. This award is distributed through the Lisa Fund in partnership with American Association of Cancer Research…

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Personalizing Personalized Medicine

On Monday, April 25th, Fight Colorectal Cancer held a free patient webinar that tackled the somewhat complex but fascinating topic of personalized medicine. Personalized medicine is what the cancer community calls treatments that are tailored to each patient’s genetic makeup. It is the future of…

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Upcoming Patient Webinars Will Bring the Science to YOU

Fight Colorectal Cancer is giving you the opportunity to talk to researchers and medical professionals in April and May through online webinars designed to bring the science of treating colorectal cancer down to the personal. The latest news from the petri dish Wednesday, April 20,…

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