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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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Methylated Septin9: Blood Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer

There are many patients who are resistant to colonoscopy, and the good news is, there are currently screening tests that have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). These are tests designed for…

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Rice Bran and Beans for CRC

Nutrition is a hot topic in the world of cancer research and cancer survivorship, and rightly so! What we put into our bodies greatly affects our overall health and wellness. In terms of cancer, many studies show that eating a diet low in red meat…

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Legislative Update: What’s going on with the ACA?

August recess is over and Washington, D.C. is once again back at work on healthcare. Efforts to stabilize the individual market will take center stage this week as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hosts the first public hearings on healthcare reform….

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Letter from the President – September 2017

Dear Advocates, Our Ambassador Training Program has become an annual weekend that anchors us at Fight Colorectal Cancer. Last weekend, 29 ambassadors came to Springfield ready to share their stories. There’s something magical that happens when we share our stories. I witnessed it again last…

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Making A Local Difference – The Colon Cancer Coalition

This June, we announced a partnership with the Colon Cancer Coalition. Our two organizations work together to raise awareness both locally and nationally, as well as advocate for change. Here is more background from the Colon Cancer Coalition on what they do, how to get…

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