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Colonoscopy prep: 8 expert tips for the night before

Colonoscopy prep is one of the most dreaded steps when it comes to colorectal cancer screening, but it’s not optional. You must clean out your colon so the doctor can get a good look at the inside! We’ve asked colorectal cancer survivors and caregivers who…

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Keto Diet and Colorectal Cancer

You may have seen foods labeled as “Keto-friendly” on your recent trip to the grocery store. Or maybe you flipped on the television and heard celebrities talking about how they follow a “keto diet.” So what is keto, anyway, and is it here to…stay? What…

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Grant Reviews: Insights from an expert research advocate

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) research advocates are the most credible patient voice at the research table. Research advocates devote hours upon hours to online and in-person training to educate themselves on the entire colorectal cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship. They are also passionate…

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Yin Cao shares research on a common risk factor for EAO CRC

Yin Cao, a cancer epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses her research investigating sedentary behavior, primarily time spent watching TV, as a risk factor for developing EAO CRC among 18,000 women in the Nurse’s Health Study II. Exercise can have protective…

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Fight CRC published for work in young adult colorectal cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is excited to announce that the manuscript titled “A summary of the Fight Colorectal Cancer working meeting: exploring risk factors and etiology of sporadic early-age onset colorectal cancer” has been published in the August edition of Gastroenterology. Over 45 experts…

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FDA Approves Biosimilar to Treat Cancer

On June 28, 2019, the FDA approved another biosimilar for bevacizumab (Avastin), called Zirabev (bevacizumab-bvxr) for five different cancer types including: Metastatic colorectal cancer Unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic non squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Recurrent glioblastoma Metastatic renal cell carcinoma, and Persistent,…

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ASCO 2019: Targeted therapy, early-age onset, and chemotherapy

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) was busy at this year’s conference meeting with leaders in the oncology field, engaging with research advocates, and convening the 7th meeting of the Fight CRC Immunotherapy (IO) Workgroup. Our team tracked the latest developments in research to share those…

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If I’m prescribed an opioid, will I become an addict?

It’s difficult to avoid the news of how opioids have ravaged many cities in the United States. And rightly so. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. While the midwest has been known…

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