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Welcome to Fight CRC eGuide with your monthly patient education resources and research news in colorectal cancer.


Let's Talk about Genetics and Colorectal Cancer.

We get so many of our traits from our parents and grandparents. But what about colorectal cancer? What are the chances that it may run in your family? We will also stress the importance of remaining vigilant about your body’s signs and signals, as well as reminding you to schedule your regular colorectal screening: Whether you have a family history of colorectal cancer or not, you need to be screened for colorectal cancer! Join us for a fascinating discussion and perhaps a sigh of relief as we discuss genetics and colorectal cases.

Don’t forget to catch up on other recent webinars you may have missed by clicking the links below:

Have you Read Beyond Blue?

Food is a topic we can’t ignore. This issue of Beyond Blue is all about food: We provide you with reliable, credited information to consider as you make the smartest choice for your health, lifestyle, and preferences. Check out the feature articles:

Your Guide in the Fight Resource Meetups

Fight CRC’s Your Guide in the Fight Resource Meetups are free online gatherings for people affected by CRC who are seeking access to resources and peer-to-peer support.

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are receiving treatment, or are supporting someone who is facing CRC, these twice-per-month meetups are a safe and reliable place to talk to people who have similar experiences to yours while learning about resources available to you from Fight CRC and partners alike. No one fights alone. 

In case you missed it, check out the Gut-Friendly Cooking Demo with  bestselling cookbook author and former Food Director at Real Simple, Sarah Copeland! Watch the recording.

On the Blog

Don’t forget to visit our Blog page to stay on top of breaking news and read stories from our community! 

Research Updates:

October Clinical Trials Blog: Clinical Trial Conversations

For this month’s Clinical Trials Conversations, we’re diving into trials in the first-line therapy* for people with stage IV metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). *First-line therapy is defined as the first-therapy given after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. In this blog, we’re exploring first-line therapy specifically for patients with mCRC.

REACT Study:

If you were diagnosed with cancer between ages 18 and 49, please share your experiences in a confidential, 30-minute online survey to help us learn more about how cancer and its treatments may impact reproductive health: With the Reproductive Health After Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (REACT) Study, we hope to gather valuable information from individuals like you that will help us to better understand the highest needs and concerns related to reproductive health—specifically for individuals diagnosed with cancer before age 50.

Count Me In: Get Involved in Research

Count Me In is a research initiative that enables cancer patients to directly transform cancer research and discovery. Any individuals in the United States or Canada who have ever been diagnosed with colorectal cancer can share information about their experiences through completing surveys, sharing biological sample(s), and copies of their medical records with researchers in order to speed the pace of discovery. 

The goal of Count Me In is to generate a large dataset of de-identified linked patient-reported, genomic, clinical, and molecular information that can be shared freely with the biomedical community. Every patient’s story holds a piece of the puzzle that can help us better understand colorectal cancer. By discovering the genes and the variants that drive cancer and by sharing this data, we hope insights can be gained to develop more effective therapies.

COVID-19 and Flu Updates:

With relaxed COVID-19 mitigation measures (mask mandates, stay-at-home orders), flu cases may see an increase this season compared with the 2020-2021 season. Because the flu vaccine takes about two weeks to take effect, the CDC recommends getting the vaccine before the end of October to ensure the vaccine works before the increased risk of exposure to illness that comes with the usual peak of the season. Getting vaccinated anytime throughout the flu season is still more beneficial than not receiving it at all.

October COVID-19 and Flu Season Blog

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