Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of MedicineMedically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Mitchem, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology University of Missouri School of Medicine Low anterior resection syndrome is a collection of…

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Cancer and Mindfulness

Terms like meditation, mindfulness and mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) are common these days. Articles pour out from sources like the New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine and others discussing subtle ways to quiet the mind. A growing body of research points to direct benefits related to meditation…

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New Data on the Growing Under 50 Phenomenon

The Issue While nearly 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people over the age of 50, more than ever before, adults under age 50 are dying from CRC, according to a study published in the Aug. 2017 Journal of the American Medical Association. Since…

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Using Alternative Medicine Alone Has Major Risks

A recent study on alternative medicine and cancer out of the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, suggests that cancer patients who opt out of conventional therapy (chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, surgery, for example),…

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FDA Approves First Biosimilar to Treat Cancer

Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb; ABP-215) is a biologic product that was recently approved by the FDA to treat colorectal and other cancers. What are biosimilars and who is a candidate for Mvasi? Biosimilars are the new kid on the block In 2015, we wrote a blog about…

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Methylated Septin9: Blood Test to Detect Colorectal Cancer

There are many patients who are resistant to colonoscopy, and the good news is, there are currently screening tests that have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). These are tests designed for…

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Rice Bran and Beans for CRC

Nutrition is a hot topic in the world of cancer research and cancer survivorship, and rightly so! What we put into our bodies greatly affects our overall health and wellness. In terms of cancer, many studies show that eating a diet low in red meat…

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Reese Garcia

Dedicated to Research

Meet Reese Garcia, our new Research Advocacy Manager, and see why and how she developed a passion for research and fighting for those with colorectal cancer. My CRC Connection One semester into my public health graduate studies back in 2016, I stumbled into a research…

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