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Meet Ambassadors Ronald and Sherri Ard

Every day in March, Fight CRC will feature a new Awareness Ambassador. All of our Ambassadors are sharing their own very personal stories so that we can work to break down barriers to screening. Ronnie and Sherri Survivor and Caregiver Florida “Had I not refused…

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White House Proclaims March as CRC Awareness Month

The White House has issued an official press release announcing a presidential proclamation recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, we received a presidential proclamation for the first time since 2001, followed by proclamations in 2015, 2016, and 2018. On January 14th,…

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Meet Ambassadors Jay and Kathy Overy

Every day in March, Fight CRC will feature a new Awareness Ambassador. All of our Ambassadors are sharing their own very personal stories so that we can work to break down barriers to screening. Meet Jay and Kathy Overy Survivor and Caregiver Ohio “My husband Jay…

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FDA grants priority review to Entrectinib

Federal Drug Administration (FDA) accepts new application for Entrectinib On February 18th, the FDA accepted Genentech’s New Drug Application and granted Priority Review for the drug entrectinib for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with NTRK fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors who…

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Break down barriers to colorectal cancer screening

During March 2019 – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the leading advocacy organization is rallying advocates to raise awareness so all Americans can access to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings. This March, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), the nation’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to colon and…

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Meet Ambassador Brian Barefield

Every day in March, Fight CRC will feature a new Awareness Ambassador. All of our Ambassadors are sharing their own very personal stories so that we can work to break down barriers to screening. Brian Barefield Houston, Texas Caregiver “I wake up every morning asking…

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Fight CRC examines colorectal cancer in younger adults

Experts Meet to Discuss Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults. On February 1st, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) convened a working group composed of thought leaders, researchers, oncologists, and patient advocates in Denver, Colorado to examine research initiatives specifically aimed at investigating sporadic early-age onset colorectal…

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Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Cannabis: The stigma, the current state, and the importance of your health care team The use of cannabis continues to make headlines in the news – there’s no denying that it’s a controversial topic. Just this past week, research from Penn State College of Medicine…

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Latest in CRC Research from GIASCO 2019

GIASCO 2019 Every year, over 3,500 medical oncologists, researchers, physicians, and research advocates gather in San Francisco, California for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GIASCO) to discuss the latest research in GI cancers, including those of the colon and rectum. This year was no different. Fight…

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23andMe and CRC Risk

A few months ago my husband surprised me with a gift. It was a 23andMe DNA test. You’ve heard of Ancestry.com. Same idea, but along with exploring your family ancestry, 23andMe also allows you to explore your health and genetics. I wasn’t totally surprised, because…

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