Grant Reviews: Insights from an expert research advocate

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) research advocates are the most credible patient voice at the research table. Research advocates devote hours upon hours to online and in-person training to educate themselves on the entire colorectal cancer continuum, from prevention to survivorship. They are also passionate…

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Yin Cao shares research on a common risk factor for EAO CRC

Yin Cao, a cancer epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses her research investigating sedentary behavior, primarily time spent watching TV, as a risk factor for developing EAO CRC among 18,000 women in the Nurse’s Health Study II. Exercise can have protective…

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Fight CRC published for work in young adult colorectal cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is excited to announce that the manuscript titled “A summary of the Fight Colorectal Cancer working meeting: exploring risk factors and etiology of sporadic early-age onset colorectal cancer” has been published in the August edition of Gastroenterology. Over 45 experts…

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FDA Approves Biosimilar to Treat Cancer

On June 28, 2019, the FDA approved another biosimilar for bevacizumab (Avastin), called Zirabev (bevacizumab-bvxr) for five different cancer types including: Metastatic colorectal cancer Unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic non squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Recurrent glioblastoma Metastatic renal cell carcinoma, and Persistent,…

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ASCO 2019: Targeted therapy, early-age onset, and chemotherapy

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) was busy at this year’s conference meeting with leaders in the oncology field, engaging with research advocates, and convening the 7th meeting of the Fight CRC Immunotherapy (IO) Workgroup. Our team tracked the latest developments in research to share those…

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If I’m prescribed an opioid, will I become an addict?

It’s difficult to avoid the news of how opioids have ravaged many cities in the United States. And rightly so. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose. While the midwest has been known…

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Insight from the Experts: DDW 2019

Recently, Fight CRC attended the 2019 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego, Calif. along with over 14,000 researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates. In addition to attending research sessions and raising awareness about Fight CRC’s patient resources, our team continued the momentum from the first…

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Cancer-Related Fatigue Part 1: What is Cancer-Related Fatigue?

Everyone experiences exhaustion at some point or another. However, the type of tiredness experienced by someone without cancer is incredibly different than the type of tiredness experienced by a cancer survivor. In fact, saying “I’m tired” could even be an understatement. We touched base with…

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