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Fight CRC Welcomes New Board Members

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – June 20, 2018 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) welcomes two new board members that bring not only a wealth of knowledge and professional expertise, but also very personal experiences with colorectal cancer (CRC). John D. MacLeod is a survivor diagnosed in…

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June 2018 Recipe

Feeling tired? In need of a quick and tasty recipe? This light meal from Cook for your Life is packed with nutrients, fast to make, and it’s delicious. Enjoy! Pea Couscous with Poached Eggs Ingredients ⅔ cup water Salt, to taste 1 dark green scallion…

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Precision Medicine Forges Ahead with New Data from the NCI-MATCH Trial

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” Precision medicine is advancing in cancer research –in part due to the National Cancer…

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ASCO 18: Research updates and Fight Colorectal Cancer’s role

The Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team, along with patient and research advocates made the trek from near and far to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2018 annual meeting, held in one of the largest convention centers in North America to gain…

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Hiking for the first time? Bring a buddy!

In July 2016, Dr. Catherine (Kathy) Jankowski, an exercise physiologist at the University of Colorado, was an expert guest on the Fight CRC blog. At that time, we were gearing up for our first Climb for a Cure hike and Dr. Jankowski offered tips and…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Eric Sherman from Maryland

Meet Eric Patient/Survivor Severna Park, Maryland Eric’s Story I was diagnosed with an anal fissure 9 years ago, and recently started having similar symptoms. Since I was 47, my G.I. doctor didn’t seemed too concerned, and asked if I thought I wanted to have a…

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About the Early Age Onset Update

On May 30, 2018 The American Cancer Society (ACS) updated their guidelines for recommended screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to age 45. This was in direct response to the increase in incidence of early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer. Here’s what you need…

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Exercise, Healthy Eating, Fat, and Cancer

There tends to be a lot of confusion about fat (what are the good fats? What are the bad fats? Should I avoid fat?). To make things simple, it’s important to know that fat is a vital nutrient that we need…we just don’t need too…

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