Research Highlights from GI ASCO 2018

In January, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Symposium (GI ASCO 2018) concluded after several thousand researchers, clinicians and patient advocates passed through the doors of the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. This year brought new excitement, ideas and groups together to…

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Take Care of Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Cancer survivors know that some side effects linger. Colorectal cancer patients may experience neuropathy, fear of recurrence, and other side effects years after cancer treatment ends. In addition, there are other non-cancer related co-morbidities that can arise as time goes on as well. A comorbidity…

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Super Bowl Party Eats

Ann Ogden from Cook for your Life, a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients cook for themselves, graciously offered some of her top Super Bowl recipes for cancer patients. Ann’s a two-time cancer survivor herself with a passion for seeing other cancer patients live a full, healthy life…

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A Sneak Peek of GI ASCO 2018

With the American Society of Cancer Oncology Gastrointestinal Symposium (GI ASCO) right around the corner, we are gearing up for an exciting four days! We will be collaborating with the top colorectal cancer researchers, advocacy groups, survivors and champions in the field. This year, GI…

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What is “Survivor’s Guilt”?

There are many side effects a colorectal cancer survivor endures: neuropathy, pain, bowel issues, and more. But what about guilt? Is that a side effect? For many, it can be a lingering side effect of cancer. “I often find myself thinking I have to do something…

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What does the gut microbiome have to do with immunotherapy?

While immunotherapy is now a term many people are familiar with thanks to the continual promise it’s demonstrated for cancer treatment, the science behind why it works is often not communicated to the lay audience. This can make it challenging to understand the direction of…

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Does Environment Affect Cancer Risk?

When changes in genes occur, it affects the way cells function and this can lead to cancer. Some gene changes occur naturally during DNA replication, which happens nonstop throughout our lives. Some gene changes occur due to a genetic predisposition (or inherited syndrome). More specifically,…

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A Tour of Dr. Cindy Sears’ Lab

We’re committed to colorectal cancer research! Earlier this year, with our partners at the Cancer Research Institute, we awarded Cindy Sears, M.D. from Johns Hopkins with a $400,000 grant to study the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer. If you’re one of the many individuals who…

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Top 5 Ways Tom Marsilje’s Legacy is Making an Impact

On November 14, 2017 beloved advocate Tom Marsilje passed away from stage IV colorectal cancer at age 45. Tom was loved by everyone who knew him, and especially those in the colorectal cancer community. His passionate work in research oncology propelled him to use his…

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