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$400,000 Award to Support Immunotherapy Research

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announced today that they have awarded a $400,000 research grant to Cynthia L. Sears, M.D., professor of medicine, oncology and molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sears was…

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Clint Cummings and Sparrows Tattoo – Leaving a Mark

On Jan. 30, 2016, tattoo artist Clint Cummings announced to his Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Clint, who was a participant on the second season of Spike’s Ink Master reality show, offered glimpses of his carefree-yet-courageous battle via…

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Rachel – A Hands-On Approach to Treatment

Rachel Durst-Strecker was unaware about colorectal cancer, all she had heard is that it was “an old person’s” disease. While trying to figure out the source of her digestive issues, Rachel underwent a colonoscopy at 34 years old. She wasn’t worried about it, since colorectal…

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Deborah and Ronnie – In Sickness and in Health

They both were in each other’s lives indirectly, working at the same three hospitals in an 18-year span. Some time after Ronnie got divorced and Deborah’s husband passed away, a mutual friend reintroduced them. The rest, Deborah says, is history. However, when Deborah and Ronnie…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Erin Verscheure from Michigan

Meet Erin Patient / Survivor Clinton Township, MI Erin’s Story On Aug. 31 2016 at 18 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. I had just graduated high school, and was thrown into the real world quickly. My life before cancer included…

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UPDATE: CDC Data from Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs

Since the release of the Trump budget for FY 2018, Fight CRC and our partners have been focused on the effect the budget may have on the future services of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs (CRCCP). In our blog post…

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Summertime Grilling – The Scoop on High Heat

Summer is here! For many, that means it’s time for picnics, BBQs and lots of sunshine! But the National Cancer Institute warns to use caution when firing up the grill. Studies suggest that eating large amounts of well-done, fried or barbecued meats (beef, pork, fish,…

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3 Things to Know About the Healthcare Repeal

With so much happening in healthcare policy, it can be challenging to make sense of it all. So, we wanted to update you on three things you need to know about healthcare reform in Congress. Here’s what Fight CRC is doing to ensure the voices…

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Brian’s Climb For A Cure

by Brian Threlkeld  Each step required two labored breaths. My legs ached and my lungs begged for air, but I couldn’t believe where both had brought me. I had to remind myself to admire my surroundings. The Rocky Mountains stretched to the north and to…

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Angel’s Advocacy Bug

Meet Angel Gonzales, our new Grassroots Advocacy Manager, and see why and how she developed a passion for grassroots advocacy and fighting for those with colorectal cancer. Where It Started It’s never too early and it’s never too late to catch the advocacy bug. My…

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