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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Insight from the Experts: DDW 2019

Recently, Fight CRC attended the 2019 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego, Calif. along with over 14,000 researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates. In addition to attending research sessions and raising awareness about Fight CRC’s patient resources, our team continued the momentum from the first…

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Heather fatigue

Cancer-Related Fatigue Part 1: What is Cancer-Related Fatigue?

Everyone experiences exhaustion at some point or another. However, the type of tiredness experienced by someone without cancer is incredibly different than the type of tiredness experienced by a cancer survivor. In fact, saying “I’m tired” could even be an understatement. We touched base with…

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Are you a GI fellow or community oncologist?

Join the GI CONNECT Interactive Masterclass on Colorectal Cancer Management: Expert Insights Into The Latest Clinical Data and Their Application Into Clinical Practice GI CONNECT is of a group of international experts in gastrointestinal (GI) oncology who develop educational programs to support medical oncologists around…

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Introducing Emotional First Aid by Dr. Jamie Aten

We are pleased to introduce Emotional First Aid, a new reoccurring blog by Jamie Aten, Ph.D. (counseling psychology). He is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He doesn’t just study disasters, he’s lived disasters as a Hurricane Katrina survivor and early-age onset stage IV colorectal…

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Garlic and Leeks May Ward off CRC

Garlic breath? Not a problem if you’re trying to reduce your risk of cancer. A recent study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that eating allium vegetables could reduce a person’s risk of developing colon and rectal cancers. Allium vegetables include…

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Fight CRC Launches Clinical Trial Finder App

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has collaborated with Flatiron Health to develop a smartphone application for its Late-Stage, MSS-CRC Clinical Trial Finder. The first-of-its-kind app — available starting today for both iOS and Android — enables patients with late-stage Microsatellite Stable (MSS) colorectal cancer to…

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