Tag Archives: Strides for Life

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: September 25

Briefly: Randomized research found that radiation treatment to the entire brain after surgery for tumors that had spread to the brain didn’t improve either survival or the time that patients remained able to function independently.  Mice with muscle wasting and fat loss from cancer benefited from a commonly used diabetes drug. In other headlines, Katie Couric received an award from Fordham University and called her work with colorectal cancer awareness “her greatest achievement.”  A panel at the FDA has recommended approval of a new formulation of OxyContin that is less easy to tamper with. Online registration for the October 4th Strides for Life Walk/Run closes on October 1.

Strides for Life Cocktail Party and Auction

The Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is planning their Sixth Annual Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Friday, May 8, 2009 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA. Dancing will feature Martini Straight Up. Funds raised during the evening support the Bottoms Up Colonoscopy Program which provides colonoscopy screening, follow-up, and colon cancer treatment for uninsured people in the San Francisco Bay area.