Comments to USPSTF On Screening

In early January 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released their Draft Research Plan for Colorectal Cancer: Screening, March 2021. The goal of the proposed research is to help guide the USPSTF’s review of screening research and approaches in preparation to update screening…

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Why Cancer Is Personal to Us

Happy World Cancer Day! Today’s a day where we lock arms with fellow fighters around the globe and recognize our shared commitment to end this dreaded disease called cancer. Today, we thought about diving into what we’re doing on the Hill. We also thought about introducing you…

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Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment

If You Are Caring for An Older Adult with Colorectal Cancer, Please Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment At Fight CRC, we discuss caregiving often within our resources and also in our conversations with the community. We address the challenges, how to get support, how to…

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Fight CRC at GIASCO 2019

American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium (GIASCO) 2019: How you can stay up-to-date on the research from home It seems like just yesterday that the Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team was preparing for the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer…

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What to Expect When Rectal Surgery is Around the Corner

We took the time to break down some basics about rectal cancer surgery. Dr. Jonathan Mitchem of the University of Missouri provided some expert tips and advice to help you prepare for surgery and recovery. The Basics: Types of Rectal Cancer Surgery If you have…

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2018 Year in Review

2018: Fight CRC Patient Education and Research Year in Review This year brought exciting updates, new funding opportunities, additional resources, and exciting advocacy panels. We have no plans of slowing down in 2019! As the year comes to an end, we spent time reflecting on…

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What You Need to Know About Texas v. U.S.

We know you have been hearing a lot lately about the recent lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a lot of information out there so we thought we’d break it down into the most important things you need to know. What is…

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CRC on The Real Housewives

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Gregg Leakes Decides Against Chemotherapy after Surgery for Colorectal Cancer Are you a Real Housewives fan? If so, you probably know that the show has recently brought colorectal cancer to the spotlight … again. If not, we’ll catch you up quickly….

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Adoptive Cell Therapy

What You Should Know about Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT): Part 1 Read time: 4 minutes What are ACT therapies? Research that has been done on ACT therapies before ACT therapies for colorectal cancer (CRC) This is part one of a two-part series understanding Adoptive Cell…

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FDA Approves Larotrectinib

FDA Approves Larotrectinib for Advanced Cancers that Expresses TRK Precision medicine took the spotlight again last week as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug larotrectinib (Vitrakvi(r)) developed by Bayer and Loxo Oncology. According to the FDA, larotrectinib is approved for adults (pill form)…

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