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Clint Cummings and Sparrows Tattoo – Leaving a Mark

On Jan. 30, 2016, tattoo artist Clint Cummings announced to his Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Clint, who was a participant on the second season of Spike’s Ink Master reality show, offered glimpses of his carefree-yet-courageous battle via…

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Rachel – A Hands-On Approach to Treatment

Rachel Durst-Strecker was unaware about colorectal cancer, all she had heard is that it was “an old person’s” disease. While trying to figure out the source of her digestive issues, Rachel underwent a colonoscopy at 34 years old. She wasn’t worried about it, since colorectal…

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Deborah and Ronnie – In Sickness and in Health

They both were in each other’s lives indirectly, working at the same three hospitals in an 18-year span. Some time after Ronnie got divorced and Deborah’s husband passed away, a mutual friend reintroduced them. The rest, Deborah says, is history. However, when Deborah and Ronnie…

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Summertime Grilling – The Scoop on High Heat

Summer is here! For many, that means it’s time for picnics, BBQs and lots of sunshine! But the National Cancer Institute warns to use caution when firing up the grill. Studies suggest that eating large amounts of well-done, fried or barbecued meats (beef, pork, fish,…

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Two Powerful Voices – The Gibson Sisters

It started out with a quick selfie. Elsa and Carrie Gibson searched online looking for support and information. Their dad was sick with late-stage colorectal cancer. They needed answers. As they sought information, they stumbled across pictures with the hashtag #StrongArmSelfie. They decided to join in….

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Colonoscopy Prep Tips

Prep – it’s one of the most dreaded steps involved in getting screened for colorectal cancer via colonoscopy. There’s a lot of reasons why. The prep drink tastes salty to some. Few enjoy a mad dash to the toilet. Plus, there’s several prep options to do…

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FDA approves treatment for patients with MSI-H or d-MMR biomarkers

On May 23, 2017, the FDA approved a new treatment option for patients who have the microsatellite instable-high (MSI-H) or deficient mismatch repair (d-MMR) biomarkers. This is the first time the FDA has approved a treatment based on a biomarker. Previous treatment options for colorectal…

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New-And-Improved MSS Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial Finder Released

Tom Marsilje, Ph.D. and Fight Colorectal Cancer release a new-and-improved tool that helps late-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) patients search for microsatellite stable (MSS-CRC) clinical trials sorted with a patient’s point of view in mind Stage IV Colorectal Cancer Survivor Dr. Tom Marsilje, known to many…

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ASCO 2017: Pre-Conference Insights

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Conference is just around the corner! It will occur on June 2-6, 2017! To get a head start and know what new research we can expect to see, Fight CRC asked Dr. Dusty Deming (a CRC survivor and researcher…

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