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A Tour of Dr. Cindy Sears’ Lab

We’re committed to colorectal cancer research! Earlier this year, with our partners at the Cancer Research Institute, we awarded Cindy Sears, M.D. from Johns Hopkins with a $400,000 grant to study the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer. If you’re one of the many individuals who…

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Top 5 Ways Tom Marsilje’s Legacy is Making an Impact

On November 14, 2017 beloved advocate Tom Marsilje passed away from stage IV colorectal cancer at age 45. Tom was loved by everyone who knew him, and especially those in the colorectal cancer community. His passionate work in research oncology propelled him to use his…

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Joins Congressional Committee

Springfield, Mo. — November 10, 2017 — Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is the newest member of Congress to join Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC’s) Congressional Committee. As an honorary member, Raskin will work with the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization to provide support and raise awareness on…

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Fertility Preservation and Colorectal Cancer

There are rising rates of people being diagnosed with colorectal cancer before age 50. Being diagnosed with colorectal cancer during early adulthood comes with many challenges – some of which are uniquely different from challenges faced by those diagnosed at an older age. One of…

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Courage in the Bedroom

Addressing sexual health and intimacy can be a new and uncomfortable experience for anyone, especially those facing colorectal cancer and their partner(s). We asked Dr. Chelsea Holland, DHS, Relationship and Sex Therapist at The Intimacy Institute to help patients find courage in the bedroom. Chelsea…

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I Find Comfort that Scott’s Legacy Lives On

When my husband Scott was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at the young age of 41, we were shocked and immediately turned to the Internet for help. We found Fight CRC online and downloaded “Your Guide in the Fight,” which offers a step-by-step guide…

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Groundbreaking Awareness Efforts Receive National Recognition

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Nov. 1, 2017 — Fight Colorectal Cancer, headquartered in Springfield, Mo., was recognized for its creative, fresh campaigns designed to increase awareness and promote education about colorectal cancer. The communications and patient resources teams at Fight Colorectal Cancer received awards for innovative…

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No-Shave November Will Continue Supporting Fight Colorectal Cancer

No-Shave November will continue to support the work of Fight Colorectal Cancer, one of three charity partners chosen this year. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – October 31, 2017 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is proud to be one of the charity partners selected to receive dollars raised…

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Aspirin Back in the News!

In August, September, and October 2009, we wrote about aspirin in the Fight Colorectal Cancer Blog. We wrote about how the use of aspirin could reduce the risk of new polyps, how it might prevent Lynch syndrome cancers, and how it could actually save more…

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