Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Cannabis: The stigma, the current state, and the importance of your health care team The use of cannabis continues to make headlines in the news – there’s no denying that it’s a controversial topic. Just this past week, research from Penn State College of Medicine…

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Latest in CRC Research from GIASCO 2019

GIASCO 2019 Every year, over 3,500 medical oncologists, researchers, physicians, and research advocates gather in San Francisco, California for the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (GIASCO) to discuss the latest research in GI cancers, including those of the colon and rectum. This year was no different. Fight…

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23andMe and CRC Risk

A few months ago my husband surprised me with a gift. It was a 23andMe DNA test. You’ve heard of Ancestry.com. Same idea, but along with exploring your family ancestry, 23andMe also allows you to explore your health and genetics. I wasn’t totally surprised, because…

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Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment

If You Are Caring for An Older Adult with Colorectal Cancer, Please Don’t Skip Your Dental Appointment At Fight CRC, we discuss caregiving often within our resources and also in our conversations with the community. We address the challenges, how to get support, how to…

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Fight CRC at GIASCO 2019

American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium (GIASCO) 2019: How you can stay up-to-date on the research from home It seems like just yesterday that the Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) team was preparing for the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gastrointestinal Cancer…

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What to Expect When Rectal Surgery is Around the Corner

We took the time to break down some basics about rectal cancer surgery. Dr. Jonathan Mitchem of the University of Missouri provided some expert tips and advice to help you prepare for surgery and recovery. The Basics: Types of Rectal Cancer Surgery If you have…

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2018 Year in Review

2018: Fight CRC Patient Education and Research Year in Review This year brought exciting updates, new funding opportunities, additional resources, and exciting advocacy panels. We have no plans of slowing down in 2019! As the year comes to an end, we spent time reflecting on…

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Adoptive Cell Therapy

What You Should Know about Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT): Part 1 Read time: 4 minutes What are ACT therapies? Research that has been done on ACT therapies before ACT therapies for colorectal cancer (CRC) This is part one of a two-part series understanding Adoptive Cell…

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Breaking Research News

FDA Approves Larotrectinib

FDA Approves Larotrectinib for Advanced Cancers that Expresses TRK Precision medicine took the spotlight again last week as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug larotrectinib (Vitrakvi(r)) developed by Bayer and Loxo Oncology. According to the FDA, larotrectinib is approved for adults (pill form)…

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Research Interview Series Vlog

With the holidays amongst us, it’s a great time to discuss all things family health history. While you’re sitting around the table gobbling down turkey, or snuggling by the fire wrapping presents, it’s important to understand your family history, and if you may be at…

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