Introducing Emotional First Aid by Dr. Jamie Aten

We are pleased to introduce Emotional First Aid, a new reoccurring blog by Jamie Aten, Ph.D. (counseling psychology). He is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He doesn’t just study disasters, he’s lived disasters as a Hurricane Katrina survivor and early-age onset stage IV colorectal…

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Garlic and Leeks May Ward off CRC

Garlic breath? Not a problem if you’re trying to reduce your risk of cancer. A recent study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that eating allium vegetables could reduce a person’s risk of developing colon and rectal cancers. Allium vegetables include…

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Fight CRC Launches Clinical Trial Finder App

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has collaborated with Flatiron Health to develop a smartphone application for its Late-Stage, MSS-CRC Clinical Trial Finder. The first-of-its-kind app — available starting today for both iOS and Android — enables patients with late-stage Microsatellite Stable (MSS) colorectal cancer to…

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Updates for BRAF V600e (the BEACON trial)

News about the BEACON trial, a clinical trial offering a triplet combination for metastatic colon cancer and rectal cancer patients with BRAF V600e. In March 2019, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) updated their treatment guidelines to include a specific triplet combination of therapies for…

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Part 2: Adoptive Cell Therapies

This is part two of a two-part series on the role of Adoptive Cell Therapies.  Part 2: Adoptive Cell Transfer and CAR-T Therapies In December, we interviewed Dr. David Bajor, an oncologist at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio to learn more about Adoptive Cell…

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FDA grants priority review to Entrectinib

Federal Drug Administration (FDA) accepts new application for Entrectinib On February 18th, the FDA accepted Genentech’s New Drug Application and granted Priority Review for the drug entrectinib for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with NTRK fusion-positive, locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors who…

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Fight CRC examines colorectal cancer in younger adults

Experts Meet to Discuss Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults. On February 1st, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) convened a working group composed of thought leaders, researchers, oncologists, and patient advocates in Denver, Colorado to examine research initiatives specifically aimed at investigating sporadic early-age onset colorectal…

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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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