Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy…

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I'm the Mom and I Said Get Screened

by Kathy Dwyer-Keefe, (AKA Andi Dwyer’s mom) As the Fight Colorectal Cancer team begins to share who they are and their connection to the cause, Andi asked that I write about my history as her mom and the importance of family history and telling your story….

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Understanding the process of clinical trials

Have you encountered a crossroad when it comes to treatment? Are current therapy routes not working, or working as well as you and your doctors hoped? If you’ve encountered this deadlock, you may want to consider participating in a clinical trial. What are clinical trials?…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Stephanie Moore from Missouri

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEPHANIE Stephanie Moore, Survivor Webb City, MO STEPHANIE’S STORY In May of 2009, just two months after my mom was diagnosed with rectal cancer,…

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What's New & What's On the Horizon in Colon Cancer?

Are you a patient, caregiver, survivor or advocate interested in all things colorectal cancer? Want to be “in the know?” Then make sure to join our FREE June webinar, What’s New & What’s on the Horizon. In partnership with Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), we will present…

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Meet the Newbies to the GAC

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we head straight to “the top” when it comes to demanding a cure for this dreaded disease. Our advocates hit Capitol Hill each March to meet with members of Congress. And throughout the year, a special committee ensures that actions for…

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One Million Strong Times Square Kickoff!

What better way to turn on March’s spotlight to colon cancer than an event in NYC’s Times Square! If you own a smart phone, tweet or use Facebook please join Fight Colorectal Cancer for our One Million Strong kickoff on March 1. Live in NYC?…

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Participants Needed for Rectal Cancer Surgery Trial

Approximately 80 more participants are needed for a multisite, Phase 3 clinical trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted versus conventional surgery in patients with stage IIA, Stage IIIA or stage IIIB rectal cancer.  Eligible participants must have completed their pre-surgery chemotherapy (Xelox™ or fluorouracil-based) and/or pre-surgery radiation therapy…

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Veterans Health System Beats Medicare in Colon Cancer Survival

Older men with several kinds of cancer–including colon cancer–do as well or better in the Veterans’ Health Administration as men covered by Medicare, according to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology in an advanced online release. The Veterans’ Administration is the…

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Rising Incidence of Colorectal Cancer in Under Fifties

Contrary to what is happening for people over fifty, rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising in younger adults. While new colorectal cancers in older people have fallen consistently since 1985, rates for people under 50 have risen, particularly for rectal cancer. Even more…

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