Medical Marijuana and Cancer Side Effects: What’s the hype?

The use of cannabis, both recreational and medical, has undergone many years of scrutiny and challenge. Currently, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration has marijuana and its products listed as a schedule I controlled substance, therefore, under federal law it can not be prescribed, used…

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Grief and Stress Management Strategies

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s 12th annual Call-on Congress is just around the corner! Survivors, caregivers and colorectal cancer champions will be convening in Washington, D.C for three days to push for policies surrounding colorectal cancer (CRC), and to educate and empower elected officials to raise their…

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Next generation sequencing (NGS) test receives both FDA approval and proposed medicare coverage by the CMS for patients with advanced cancer

The Announcement In November, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved a breakthrough next generation sequencing (NGS) test for tumor-gene profiling in patients with recurrent, metastatic or advanced stage IV cancer known as the FoundationOne Companion Diagnostic (F1CDx) test. In a parallel review process, the Centers…

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Can Geography Predict Cancer Outcomes?

CDC investigates the rural vs. urban divide in cancer-related deaths In July 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new report which discovered that rural parts of the United States are seeing a slower decline in cancer-related deaths than urban parts of the…

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LARS Q&A with Survivor Terry Elliott

Low anterior resection syndrome (also known as LARS) is a collection of symptoms or issues patients have after undergoing an anastomosis of the colon low in the rectum. This is a type of surgery involving the resection or removal of part of, or the entire, rectum…

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Research Highlights from GI ASCO 2018

In January, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Symposium (GI ASCO 2018) concluded after several thousand researchers, clinicians and patient advocates passed through the doors of the Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. This year brought new excitement, ideas and groups together to…

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Take Care of Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Cancer survivors know that some side effects linger. Colorectal cancer patients may experience neuropathy, fear of recurrence, and other side effects years after cancer treatment ends. In addition, there are other non-cancer related co-morbidities that can arise as time goes on as well. A comorbidity…

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Super Bowl Party Eats

Ann Ogden from Cook for your Life, a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients cook for themselves, graciously offered some of her top Super Bowl recipes for cancer patients. Ann’s a two-time cancer survivor herself with a passion for seeing other cancer patients live a full, healthy life…

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A Sneak Peek of GI ASCO 2018

With the American Society of Cancer Oncology Gastrointestinal Symposium (GI ASCO) right around the corner, we are gearing up for an exciting four days! We will be collaborating with the top colorectal cancer researchers, advocacy groups, survivors and champions in the field. This year, GI…

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