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Comments to USPSTF On Screening

UPDATE: In May 2019, the Final Research Plan for Colorectal Cancer: Screening was made available to the public on the USPSTF website. Why is this a big deal? The results could lead to a guideline update, for example, moving the age of screening for average-risk…

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ASCO 2019: Targeted therapy, early-age onset, and chemotherapy

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) was busy at this year’s conference meeting with leaders in the oncology field, engaging with research advocates, and convening the 7th meeting of the Fight CRC Immunotherapy (IO) Workgroup. Our team tracked the latest developments in research to share those…

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New to the Fight CRC Board

Fight CRC is excited to announce our new Board Members. Eric Hausmann Eric became involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) as an advocate after his late wife Rose Hausman. Rose was healthy, with no family history of the disease when in 2005, at age…

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If I’m prescribed an opioid, will I become an addict?

It’s difficult to avoid the news of how opioids have ravaged many cities in the United States. And rightly so. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. While the midwest has been known…

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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

2019 March Impact Report: 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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