July 2018 Recipe

Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Try this ginger lemonade recipe from Cook for Your Life! Not only will it keep you hydrated, but ginger can help combat chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. GINGER LEMONADE Ingredients 1 cup sugar ½ cup fresh…

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Research Advocates at ASCO 18: Insight from the ground

Although the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference (ASCO 18) is now over, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) research advocates are still busy staying abreast of the current research in colorectal cancer. We decided to ask Fight CRC research advocates who attended ASCO 18…

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June 2018 Recipe

Feeling tired? In need of a quick and tasty recipe? This light meal from Cook for your Life is packed with nutrients, fast to make, and it’s delicious. Enjoy! Pea Couscous with Poached Eggs Ingredients ⅔ cup water Salt, to taste 1 dark green scallion…

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Precision Medicine Forges Ahead with New Data from the NCI-MATCH Trial

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” Precision medicine is advancing in cancer research –in part due to the National Cancer…

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ASCO 18: Research updates and Fight Colorectal Cancer’s role

The Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team, along with patient and research advocates made the trek from near and far to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2018 annual meeting, held in one of the largest convention centers in North America to gain…

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Hiking for the first time? Bring a buddy!

In July 2016, Dr. Catherine (Kathy) Jankowski, an exercise physiologist at the University of Colorado, was an expert guest on the Fight CRC blog. At that time, we were gearing up for our first Climb for a Cure hike and Dr. Jankowski offered tips and…

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About the Early Age Onset Update

On May 30, 2018 The American Cancer Society (ACS) updated their guidelines for recommended screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to age 45. This was in direct response to the increase in incidence of early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer. Here’s what you need…

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Exercise, Healthy Eating, Fat, and Cancer

There tends to be a lot of confusion about fat (what are the good fats? What are the bad fats? Should I avoid fat?). To make things simple, it’s important to know that fat is a vital nutrient that we need…we just don’t need too…

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ASCO 18: What to Expect in Colorectal Cancer Research

The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, IL is just around the corner. This year’s theme is  “Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine” From June 2-5, Fight CRC staff and research advocates will be engaging with researchers, clinicians, and…

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