WHAT THE HECK IS A DPD DEFICIENCY?

Stage IV survivor and advocate Kathy Oliver enjoys living in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and is surviving and thriving in spite of her disease. Her motto is “knowledge is power” and her mission is to help fellow…

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Phillies Host Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day in Memory of Steve Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Family carries out plans of Phillies fan’s dream of seeing stadium “go blue” for colorectal cancer awareness Alexandra, Va.– June 14, 2016 – The late stage IV colorectal cancer fighter Steve Ring loved two things: Phillies baseball and Fight Colorectal Cancer. On June…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Derrick Hardy from Arkansas

Meet Derrick Derrick Hardy, FAP Greenbrier, Arkansas Derrick’s Story My name is Derrick. I am 29 years old and I live in Greenbrier, Arkansas with my wife Ashley. We have two daughters Sophia, age 4, Maddison, age 5 and a son Mason, age 3. I learned…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Steven Ring from Pennsylvania

Meet Steven Steven Ring, stage IV colon cancer Ardsley, Pennsylvania Steven’s Story In July 2007, on the advice of my cardiologist, I underwent gastric bypass bariatric weight loss surgery.  The effects were life saving.  Improvement in my diabetes, reduction of my blood pressure and a host of…

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The Currently Incurable Scientist: An Introduction

Today we introduce you to stage IV colorectal cancer survivor and Ph.D. scientist Dr. Tom Marsilje and kick off his new blog series, “The Currently Incurable Scientist” on the Fight CRC blog! Through our partnership with The Colon Club, we met Tom and immediately became…

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My Best Friend's Death – Maria's Tribute to Belle

by Maria Williams, advocate I lost my best friend Belle Piazza a short time ago. As I sit here rereading through the email she sent me regarding her final wishes, I find something I had either forgotten or suppressed. She asked with great clarity to…

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Ramucirumab – A New Treatment Option

The FDA approved the use of the drug ramucirumab (brand name Cyramza®) on April 24, 2015 for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with FOLFIRI. Ramucirumab with FOLFIRI is now approved for patients whose cancer has progressed during or after treatment with first line…

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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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Meet the One Million Strong – Traci J. From Colorado

Meet Traci Traci Johnson, survivor Castle Rock, Colorado Traci’s Story I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage IV colon cancer at age 42. With no family history, this was a complete shock. I have had many ups and downs, but two-and-a-half years later, I’m alive and…

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