Meet the One Million Strong – Margo Beck from Virginia

Meet Margo Margo Beck Richmond, Virginia Margo’s Story Once I turned 50 I thought I may as well get the ole colonoscopy scheduled.  I went in and expected to be released immediately but the doctor called me into a room, then and there I knew…

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Featuring: Dewey Longuski's Colonoscopy Song

OMS Contribution Dewey Longuski’s Colonoscopy Song After Dewey’s father was diagnosed with colorectal cancer a few years ago, Dewey realized how important it was to get people talking about getting screened. “My dad was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and it could have been prevented if…

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How CDC Funding Increases Affect Programs

Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates ask for increases in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) each year. Guest blogger Allison Antoine explains how advocating for these increases affects programs in real life. Allison Antoine is the Collaborative…

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Comments to USPSTF On Screening

On October 5, 2015 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued draft recommendations for colorectal cancer screening with the purpose of receiving public input. Below are the official comments from Fight Colorectal Cancer. October 28, 2015 Dear USPSTF Review Committee: Fight Colorectal Cancer, along…

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Cancer Screening Innovations Hill Briefing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Burgess, Fight Colorectal Cancer Fight CRC Advocates for Cancer Screening Innovations at Hill Briefing   Fight CRC jointly hosts a hill briefing on colorectal cancer screening with ACS CAN, Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic on May 18. Alexandria, Va….

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Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans….

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Evaluating 80% by 2018

At Call-on Congress we received several questions, one common one being, “How will we evaluate the success of the 80% by 2018 campaign?” The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) has chosen to use the “Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey” for overall evaluation of the 80% by…

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Your donated FIT tests saved lives!

Over the past two years, many donors have generously given a year-end financial gift to Fight Colorectal Cancer so that someone in need would receive a free FIT test. After two years of the campaign, we’re proud to share some of the (life-saving!) results. Distribution…

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