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Insight from the Experts: DDW 2019

Recently, Fight CRC attended the 2019 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego, Calif. along with over 14,000 researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates. In addition to attending research sessions and raising awareness about Fight CRC’s patient resources, our team continued the momentum from the first…

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Heather fatigue

Cancer-Related Fatigue Part 1: What is Cancer-Related Fatigue?

Everyone experiences exhaustion at some point or another. However, the type of tiredness experienced by someone without cancer is incredibly different than the type of tiredness experienced by a cancer survivor. In fact, saying “I’m tired” could even be an understatement. We touched base with…

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RATS

Are you a GI fellow or community oncologist?

Join the GI CONNECT Interactive Masterclass on Colorectal Cancer Management: Expert Insights Into The Latest Clinical Data and Their Application Into Clinical Practice GI CONNECT is of a group of international experts in gastrointestinal (GI) oncology who develop educational programs to support medical oncologists around…

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2018 Climb for a Cure

Join the Virtual Climb for a Cure!

Climb for a Cure 2019 is upon us and for the fourth year in a row, Fight CRC will be summiting a beautiful Colorado peak in the prime hiking month of July! Our aim is to raise more research dollars while also deepening the bonds…

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Introducing Emotional First Aid by Dr. Jamie Aten

We are pleased to introduce Emotional First Aid, a new reoccurring blog by Jamie Aten, Ph.D. (counseling psychology). He is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He doesn’t just study disasters, he’s lived disasters as a Hurricane Katrina survivor and early-age onset stage IV colorectal…

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Call on Congress

Reflecting on March: No One Fights Alone

Videography: Evan Cantwell Photography: Brian Threlkeld & Evan Cantwell  Chanting, texting, or hashtagging, stage IV survivor, John MacLeod often reminds me of his mantra “no one fights alone.” Next, to John, I can always count on seeing his equally-feisty powerhouse of a wife, Angie Nicholas…

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Garlic and Leeks May Ward off CRC

Garlic breath? Not a problem if you’re trying to reduce your risk of cancer. A recent study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that eating allium vegetables could reduce a person’s risk of developing colon and rectal cancers. Allium vegetables include…

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Fight CRC Launches Clinical Trial Finder App

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has collaborated with Flatiron Health to develop a smartphone application for its Late-Stage, MSS-CRC Clinical Trial Finder. The first-of-its-kind app — available starting today for both iOS and Android — enables patients with late-stage Microsatellite Stable (MSS) colorectal cancer to…

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Kopetz, Wu, Beacon

Updates for BRAF V600e (the BEACON trial)

News about the BEACON trial, a clinical trial offering a triplet combination for metastatic colon cancer and rectal cancer patients with BRAF V600e. In March 2019, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) updated their treatment guidelines to include a specific triplet combination of therapies for…

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Breaking Advocacy News

The Future of the ACA: Texas v. USA Update

As an advocacy community, we are alarmed and deeply concerned about the Administration’s most recent effort to undermine patient protections included in the Affordable Care Act. The law includes critical protections for patients with pre-existing conditions as well as much needed coverage for life-saving preventative…

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