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Ditch the Razors with us this November!

Fight CRC is pumped to be one of the three charities that will receive funds from No-Shave November in 2017! This is the third year we’ve been a charity partner of No-Shave November. We’re grateful for the amazing support! The two donations from No-Shave have…

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WHAT IS LARS?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of MedicineMedically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of Medicine Low anterior resection syndrome is a collection of…

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ACA Update: Trump’s Executive Order

ACA Update: How Trump’s Executive Order and Cost-Sharing Reduction Payment Announcement Will Affect Access to Healthcare Last week, with a few strokes of his pen, President Trump made a number of changes to the current healthcare system. On Thursday, October 12, President Trump signed an…

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Why We Must Support the National Defense Authorization Act

We will continue to raise our voices to protect the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Here’s why: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is legislation that Congress passes each year to establish funding levels for the U.S. Department of Defense…

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Cancer and Mindfulness

Terms like meditation, mindfulness and mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) are common these days. Articles pour out from sources like the New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine and others discussing subtle ways to quiet the mind. A growing body of research points to direct benefits related to meditation…

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All about the ACA: What happened and what we can expect next

A lot has happened in the past few weeks when it comes to healthcare legislation. We’ve seen bipartisan efforts to reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a failed partisan effort to repeal it, and now, President Trump has expressed the intent to sign an executive…

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New Data on the Growing Under 50 Phenomenon

The Issue While nearly 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people over the age of 50, more than ever before, adults under age 50 are dying from CRC, according to a study published in the Aug. 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association. Since…

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Grilling for a cure and Lynch syndrome awareness

Update: This year’s Mayberry Cook-off raised $5,525!  Family raises funds and awareness in memory of loved one North Texans were able to eat delicious BBQ and get educated about colorectal cancer this past weekend at the 7th annual Steve Mayberry Memorial Cook-Off. The event was held…

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Using Alternative Medicine Alone Has Major Risks

A recent study on alternative medicine and cancer out of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, suggests that cancer patients who opt out of conventional therapy (chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, surgery, for example),…

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FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Cancer

Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb; ABP-215) is a biologic product that was recently approved by the FDA to treat colorectal and other cancers. What are biosimilars and who is a candidate for Mvasi? Biosimilars are the new kid on the block In 2015, we wrote a blog about…

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