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Five Colorectal Cancer Survivors To Attend 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Five research advocates from Fight Colorectal Cancer will attend the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, Calif. Jan. 15-18. All colon or rectal cancer survivors, the attendees will learn the latest research about treating GI cancers, including colorectal cancer, and offer a patient’s perspective to scientists and physicians attending the meeting. The attendees will also tour the campuses of pharma/biotech companies to see the latest drug developments firsthand. “Having a patient voice at meetings like the GI Cancer Symposium helps to bridge the gap between the physician, the researcher and the patient,” said Kim Ryan, Director of Patient Information Services at Fight Colorectal

Helping Choose Cutting-Edge Cancer Research for the Department of Defense

I’ve just spent three great days in Washington reviewing grants for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, part of the Department of Defense. Our panel of scientists and consumer reviewers worked hard, and I learned a lot from the scientists on the panel who were all experts in their fields.  It felt good to know that there some really wonderful ideas out there moving cancer research forward and that my critiques and scores will help decide the best of the best to receive funding. The experience made the hairy early-morning drive to the airport through more than three feet of snow well worth it.