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FDA approves treatment for patients with MSI-H or d-MMR biomarkers

On May 23, 2017, the FDA approved a new treatment option for patients who have the microsatellite instable-high (MSI-H) or deficient mismatch repair (d-MMR) biomarkers. This is the first time the FDA has approved a treatment based on a biomarker. Previous treatment options for colorectal…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Elizabeth Navarra from New York

Meet Elizabeth Patient / Survivor Monroe, New York Elizabeth’s Story I was diagnosed stage IV colon cancer on Jan. 28, 2013. I had metastasis to my liver, lungs, as well as activity in adrenal lymph nodes. I was treated with chemo and surgery followed by…

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Leigh Ann Kearney

Meet the One Million Strong- Leigh Ann Kearney from New York

Meet Leigh Caregiver Lynbrook, New York Leigh’s Story My husband was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2014 at the age of 47. He had no symptoms. His doctor ran a routine blood test required to get his blood pressure medication re-filled, and found…

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New-And-Improved MSS Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial Finder Released

Tom Marsilje, Ph.D. and Fight Colorectal Cancer release a new-and-improved tool that helps late-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) patients search for microsatellite stable (MSS-CRC) clinical trials sorted with a patient’s point of view in mind Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Survivor Dr. Tom Marsilje, known to many…

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ASCO 2017: Pre-Conference Insights

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Conference is just around the corner! It will occur on June 2-6, 2017! To get a head start and know what new research we can expect to see, Fight CRC asked Dr. Dusty Deming (a CRC survivor and researcher…

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Michael Flippin

Meet the One Million Strong- Michael Flippin from New Jersey

Meet Michael Patient / Survivor Hopatcong, New Jersey Michael’s Story We all have certain dates that we all remember. For me some of those dates are December 3rd (my birthday), March 23rd (my wife Kim’s birthday) and September 27th (our wedding anniversary). I can now…

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Motherly Wisdom for Fighting Colorectal Cancer

A mother’s love can offer us many endearing qualities we lean on throughout life. Today, we celebrate the women who’ve brought us up, and their motherly wisdom that helps us fight colorectal cancer. Taking Mom’s Advice Sometimes the way she advises us gives us strength. The way…

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NYC Ping Pong Fundraiser to Benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. To support Fight Colorectal Cancer, the leading patient advocacy organization in the country, board members Constantine Contopoulos and Dana Rye will host a fundraiser to support research, awareness and advocacy efforts. The event…

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Henry Gray

Meet the One Million Strong- Henry Gray from Missouri

Meet Henry Patient / Survivor St. Louis, Missouri Henry’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer at 47 years old. My job went through an insurance change, and the new insurance offered 100 percent coverage if employees participated in a wellness program. I agreed to participate. I…

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