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Preview: 5 Advocates To Attend 2014 GI Cancer Symposium

Preview: 5 Advocates To Attend 2014 GI Cancer Symposium

Next week, five research advocates from Fight Colorectal Cancer will attend the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, CA. This annual conference presents the latest science in treating all GI cancers, including colorectal cancer. According to the Symposium, it “offers a fresh perspective on gastrointestinal cancers, with a special focus on the most pertinent information oncologists of all subspecialties need to know now in order to provide the highest quality of care.” It’s expected that researchers, physicians, scientists and others who work in the GI cancer field will attend. But thanks to survivors willing to use their voices and our research advocacy program – patients will also have a

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Protect Funding to Fight Cancer

On July 10, more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and physicians will unite on Capitol Hill as One Voice Against Cancer. “Prioritize and protect funding to fight cancer” will be the strong yet simple message they deliver to their lawmakers. Fight Colorectal Cancer is an active member of One Voice Against Cancer and will be represented on Capitol Hill by an outstanding team of colorectal cancer advocates, but they need your support. “I’m No Miracle” is an advertising campaign that will be launched by One Voice Against Cancer this week. Take a moment download or print the ad and email, fax or mail it to your lawmakers along

The Traveling Advocate Flies . . .and Flies . . . and Flies

“Thank you for what you said.” “Thanks for your comments.” Words heard over and over in elevators, hallways, and coffee breaks in the last couple of weeks, as Colorectal Cancer Coalition research advocates spoke out during research-focused meetings … appreciation expressed for the reality-based voices of patients as research gets planned and evaluated. We’ve been busy with three different meetings in the last ten days . . . and a big one coming up.

Advocates in Research Working Group Recommendations

By Nancy Roach, the Founder of C3 and Chair of its Board of Directors A National Cancer Institute (NCI) working group has developed recommendations about how to engage advocates effectively in NCI research activities.  The recommendations are open to public comment until November 30, 2009.  Rather than go into detail about the recommendations, I will explain from my personal experience why I feel they are important and present C3’s feedback.

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