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Summer is a great time to attend cookouts, parties and festivities. But it’s no secret, when we get together with friends and family, we tend … read more

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After experiencing symptoms for months and being ignored by his doctors, Marty Andrews took his health into his own hands. At 33 years old, he … read more

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We were thrilled to join Congressman Payne, Jr., Congressman Dent and Congressman Lance on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the 80 by 2018 Stakeholder Meeting and … read more

Prevention News You Can Use

Posted on July 21, 2014

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Study: Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer

Dr. John M. Carethers, a researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School, has conducted a study that may lead to concrete conclusions as to why African Americans have lower colon cancer survival rates. The study included African American and Caucasian colon cancer patients with a goal of determining if the groups had a genetic marker called microsatellite instability (MSI). Patients with MSI tumors have higher survival rates, and it was found that 14% of Caucasians and 7% of African-Americans had MSI colon cancer. Read more

7/16: #80by2018 Stakeholder Meeting & Lobby Day

Posted on July 18, 2014

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We were thrilled to join Congressman Payne, Jr., Congressman Dent and Congressman Lance on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the 80 by 2018 Stakeholder Meeting and Lobby Day! This event was part of the ongoing national effort to make prevention a priority by achieving an 80% colon cancer screening rate by 2018. Since its launch, the 80 by 2018 movement has continued to gain momentum in the community with 100+ organizations now on board. To achieve this screening goal, we know we must remove obstacles that are preventing people from getting checked. That’s why we’re currently urging Congress to support HR 1070/S.2348, eliminating the colonoscopy loophole as a barrier to screening.   Read more

Board of Directors Spotlight: Kevin Lewis

Posted on July 14, 2014

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Fifteen years ago, there wasn’t an organization dedicated to a comprehensive approach to addressing colon cancer.  As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re proud to be leading the charge to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Over the years we’ve seen increased screening rates, the approval of several new colon cancer fighting drugs and millions invested in lifesaving and supportive programs. In fact, in 2013 alone we invested $3.9 million in prevention, research and empowerment programs, providing hope to nearly one million patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates. Read more

Update: Washington D.C. Undy Run/Walk

Posted on July 10, 2014

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We’ve greatly enjoyed meeting the participants and colon cancer warriors who have attended the Washington, D.C. Undy Run/Walk over the last four years. Unfortunately in 2014, we won’t be able to bring this event back to the area due to logistical reasons. But never fear – there are other ways you can still join in on the Undy fun! Read more

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