April 2021: CRC Research & Resources

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Resources and Research Blog
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Even though Colorectal Cancer Awareness month is over, Fight CRC continues to bring our community the latest in patient education and research updates. This month, we have lots of exciting things to share! 

Webinars

Fight Colorectal Cancer is joined by Dr. Edith Mitchell from Thomas Jefferson University, Wyatt Pickner from the American Indian Cancer Foundation, and Dr. Amelie Ramirez from Salud America! for an engaging webinar that explores barriers and access to colorectal cancer clinical trials for communities who are underrepresented in clinical trial enrollment.

If you missed our TWO webinars during the month of March, check them out here!

Podcasts 

mark Your calendar: 4/20

Be sure to check out the 4/20 Tabooty episode hosted by advisor to Fight CRC, Andi Dwyer, featuring an interview with Paul Rawate, stage IV survivor and medical marijuana enthusiast. Click the link below to listen to currently available podcasts and check back on 4/20 for the medical marijuana episode.

Get Involved! Upcoming Focus Group Sessions

Fight CRC is hosting two focus groups to inform the development of our next two mini-magazines: Exercise & Nutrition and Surgery! More details to come, but we are really excited for your input! Please keep a lookout for more information when registration becomes available. 

Research Updates

Biobank Research Breakthrough

In 2019, Fight CRC partnered with the Colon Cancer Coalition to fund Dr. Lisa Boardman and her team at the Mayo University to create a biobank that aims to understand the genetic, microbial, and telomere related differences in colorectal cancer that develops in young adults compared to colon and rectal cancers that develop at later ages. Now two years into the project, we checked in with Dr. Boardman to see how her work is progressing and how this will benefit the patient community!

Clinical Trial Conversations

Introducing a new blog series in partnership with COLONTOWN! Each month, Maia Walker, lead curator of the Fight CRC clinical trial finder, and Manju George, Medical Director for COLONTOWN, are teaming up to bring you relevant and relatable information around clinical trials. This month, get to know Maia and Manju, and learn how their past experiences helped them become champions for clinical trials.

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