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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Fertility Preservation and Colorectal Cancer

There are rising rates of people being diagnosed with colorectal cancer before age 50. Being diagnosed with colorectal cancer during early adulthood comes with many challenges – some of which are uniquely different from challenges faced by those diagnosed at an older age. One of…

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Aspirin Back in the News!

In August, September, and October 2009, we wrote about aspirin in the Fight Colorectal Cancer Blog. We wrote about how the use of aspirin could reduce the risk of new polyps, how it might prevent Lynch syndrome cancers, and how it could actually save more…

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WHAT IS LARS?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of MedicineMedically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of Medicine Low anterior resection syndrome is a collection of…

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Cancer and Mindfulness

Terms like meditation, mindfulness and mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) are common these days. Articles pour out from sources like the New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine and others discussing subtle ways to quiet the mind. A growing body of research points to direct benefits related to meditation…

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New Data on the Growing Under 50 Phenomenon

The Issue While nearly 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people over the age of 50, more than ever before, adults under age 50 are dying from CRC, according to a study published in the Aug. 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association. Since…

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Using Alternative Medicine Alone Has Major Risks

A recent study on alternative medicine and cancer out of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, suggests that cancer patients who opt out of conventional therapy (chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, surgery, for example),…

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FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Cancer

Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb; ABP-215) is a biologic product that was recently approved by the FDA to treat colorectal and other cancers. What are biosimilars and who is a candidate for Mvasi? Biosimilars are the new kid on the block In 2015, we wrote a blog about…

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