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FDA Approves Larotrectinib

FDA Approves Larotrectinib for Advanced Cancers that Expresses TRK Precision medicine took the spotlight again last week as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug larotrectinib (Vitrakvi(r)) developed by Bayer and Loxo Oncology. According to the FDA, larotrectinib is approved for adults (pill form)…

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Research Interview Series Vlog

With the holidays amongst us, it’s a great time to discuss all things family health history. While you’re sitting around the table gobbling down turkey, or snuggling by the fire wrapping presents, it’s important to understand your family history, and if you may be at…

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Meet Our Events Manager

I joined Fight CRC in October 2018. Prior to that, I worked for Central Care Cancer Center as the Marketing Manager for their Missouri location. I also have over eight years of marketing and event planning experience through past experiences in Minor League Baseball and…

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Thank You and Farewell

The past four years have been unbelievable. I started with Fight CRC four years ago as an intern while I finished my last year of college. After graduation, I joined the staff full time and was welcomed into this community with open arms. Throughout the…

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Hair Loss During Treatment Can be Traumatic: A Survivor’s Guide to Overcoming

While hair loss is not a life-threatening condition and it is not physically painful, it can affect a person’s mental health–elevating stress and anxiety and reducing quality of life.  Specifically, the literature suggests that female-identified cancer patients, in particular, experience challenges with hair loss on…

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Driving Change

Meet Aubree Thelen, Fight CRC’s new Advocacy Manager I have big shoes to fill as I step into Fight CRC’s Advocacy Manager position. While I am not a survivor myself, cancer has touched my life and the people I love. Watching the personal struggle of…

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Fight CRC Partners with No-Shave November for Fourth Straight Year

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has once again been selected by No-Shave November as one of the three recipients for all funds raised during the 2018 campaign. No-Shave November is a nonprofit organization encouraging men and women to “let it grow” during the month of…

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Update on Short-Term Limited-Duration Health Plans

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration finalized a rule expanding short-term limited-duration health plans. As a reminder, these health plans do not have to comply with many of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) patient protections — they can exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions, impose lifetime…

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