Lera Chitwood: Research Advocate and Fight CRC Clinical Trial Curator

Retired Research Professional Turned Cancer Research Pro With the background of a competitive intelligence analyst, business research manager, and adjunct professor teaching Internet and business skills to graduates, I have decades of experience searching online for information. My research skills proved valuable when my late…

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Response to the ACP’s Screening Guideline Recommendations

On November 4, 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening in average risk people.  ACP’S GUIDELINE RECOMMENDATIONS Guidance Statement 1: Clinicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults between the ages of 50 and 75…

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Fight CRC examines colorectal cancer in younger adults

Next steps in the international arena. In October 2019, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer at the University of Colorado, Dr. Jose Perea at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital in Spain, and Dr. Hisham Hussan from the Ohio State University released this editorial in response to the…

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Three key Takeaways from ESMO 2019

The European Society for Medical Oncology’s Annual Conference, better known to the research community as “ESMO,” was held September 27 – October 1, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers from all over the world gathered at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via event center, nestled right on…

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All Things Ostomy Q&A

Ostomy surgery can be life-saving and increase quality of life for individuals suffering from severe issues with bowel regulation. However, for some, the surgery can also affect life in a negative way.  Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN joined Fight CRC for a webinar where we talked…

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Top 5 Questions About Palliative Care

Palliative care is more than just a buzzword. Maybe you have heard about it in passing at your cancer center, or someone brought it up to you when discussing the care of their loved one. Regardless of where you heard the term, palliative care is…

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Colonoscopy prep: 8 expert tips for the night before

Colonoscopy prep is one of the most dreaded steps when it comes to colorectal cancer screening, but it’s not optional. You must clean out your colon so the doctor can get a good look at the inside! We’ve asked colorectal cancer survivors and caregivers who…

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Keto Diet and Colorectal Cancer

You may have seen foods labeled as “Keto-friendly” on your recent trip to the grocery store. Or maybe you flipped on the television and heard celebrities talking about how they follow a “keto diet.” So what is keto, anyway, and is it here to…stay? What…

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FDA Approves Entrectinib (ROZLYTREK)

UPDATE: On August 15th, 2019 the Federal Drug Administration approved the drug entrectinib for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with NTRK fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors who have either progressed following prior therapies or as initial therapy when there are no…

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