ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Nov. 23, 2015 – Fight Colorectal Cancer just released new resources for late-stage colorectal cancer patients dealing with the skin rash side effect of some therapies. The rash, also known as “skin tox rash,” “chemo rash,” and “EGFR rash” may be a result of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor therapies. Before starting treatment with an EGFR inhibitor, patients are encouraged to speak with doctors about how to prevent the rash.

“In working alongside late-stage patients and their families we’ve recognized the importance and need for education about side effect management surrounding skin toxicity as well as information about how to prevent the rash before starting an EGFR inhibitor,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “We created these resources to give patients practical tips on what to buy at the store, what to ask their doctors and what to do and not to do if they see the acne-like rash appear.”

The new resources include a video featuring Drs. Edith Mitchell from Thomas Jefferson University and Dennis Porto from Henry Ford Health System Department of Dermatology as well as a fact sheet patients can download and print to take to doctor’s appointments. In addition to the educational resources produced by Fight Colorectal Cancer, patients may also request a free skin care kit through the website. The resources and skin care kits were made possible though unrestricted grants from Bristol Myers-Squibb and Lilly Oncology.

To access the resources visit

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer – a preventable disease – is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference. Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. known for our advocacy. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process. We are one million strong and we won’t stop fighting until there’s a cure.

One thought on “Skin Toxicity AKA “Chemo Rash” Resources Released

  1. Thank you for sharing these resources. For those going through chemotherapy, it is crucial to have information out there to understand what is happening.

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