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Lera Chitwood: Research Advocate and Fight CRC Clinical Trial Curator

Retired Research Professional Turned Cancer Research Pro With the background of a competitive intelligence analyst, business research manager, and adjunct professor teaching Internet and business skills to graduates, I have decades of experience searching online for information. My research skills proved valuable when my late…

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Are You Relentless?

What does it mean to be truly relentless? When you think of relentlessness, what comes to mind? I think of: The ambassador who stands behind the Fight CRC table at a local health fair and talks about their very personal experience with colorectal cancer in…

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3x Cancer Survivor Turned Research Advocate

Wenora Johnson is a stage III colon cancer survivor, advocate, and member of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program. She resides in Joliet, Illinois. First Him, Now Me I never knew it would happen to me. I knew the trials and…

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Meet Molly McDonnell, Fight CRC’s Director of Advocacy

My Start on Capitol Hill My first real foray into advocacy was when I was working for a Member of Congress on Capitol Hill. My boss was the co-chair of the Rare Disease Caucus, a group of Members dedicated to raising awareness of, and advancing…

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Response to the ACP’s Screening Guideline Recommendations

On November 4, 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening in average risk people.  ACP’S GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATIONS Guidance Statement 1: Clinicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults between the ages of 50 and 75…

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Perspectiva de una Hija: La Experiencia de ser Cuidadora

Llamamos cuidadores a las personas que cuidan a los seres queridos que han sido diagnosticados con cáncer. Esposos/as, parejas, hijos/as, amigos y familiares cercanos pueden tomar parte en el rol de cuidador. Este tipo de cuidadores no reciben salario; lo hacen por amor.  Los cuidadores…

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Tom Lehman Visits the White House

If you know golf, you know Tom Lehman. He has been a professional golfer for over 30 years.  He has 36 career professional victories, including five PGA TOUR wins. But what many people didn’t know, up until last year, is that Tom is also a…

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Fight CRC examines colorectal cancer in younger adults

Next steps in the international arena. In October 2019, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer at the University of Colorado, Dr. Jose Perea at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital in Spain, and Dr. Hisham Hussan from the Ohio State University released this editorial in response to the…

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Fight CRC Teams Up with Komodo Health

To Advance Early Screening and Biomarker Testing, AI-Powered Analytics Will Track Physician Referral Patterns and Spotlight Candidates for Outreach and Education San Francisco and Springfield, MO – October 28, 2019 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), a non-profit patient advocacy and research organization, is turning…

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Three key Takeaways from ESMO 2019

The European Society for Medical Oncology’s Annual Conference, better known to the research community as “ESMO,” was held September 27 – October 1, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers from all over the world gathered at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via event center, nestled right on…

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