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Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of … read more

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Joan and Lyn have been the powerhouse co-chairs behind the Blue Hope Bash and the creative driving force behind the event’s incredibly successful auctions and … read more

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For the third blog in our Young and Brave series, we wanted to explore the difference between left versus right-sided colon cancer. A review of … read more

Colorectal Cancer Care – Beyond the Patient

Posted on September 23, 2016

We recently collaborated with the online patient community Smart Patients on an empathy-building program called #ColorectalCancer1day. Together we matched patients and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer (“teachers”) with researchers and clinicians from Kaiser Permanente who wanted to learn more about what one day with colorectal cancer feels like (“learners”). We’re now sharing the highlights from this learning experience with a broader audience.

A cancer diagnosis is never given to a single person – it’s given to a family. Often, family members are the primary means of support that balance out the mental and emotional struggles that come with battling cancer. But what of our #ColorectalCancer1day participants? Did our learners find a different perspective on colorectal cancer after further considering how siblings, spouses, parents, and caregivers may be called upon to support different aspects of cancer care like treatment, transportation, and empathy? Read more

Welcome Jordan Winn, Manager of Individual Giving

Posted on September 22, 2016

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Welcome to the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance family: Jordan Winn! As Manager of Individual Giving, Jordan will be jumping right in to work with our community and raise funds to help propel our mission. Welcome, Jordan! Read more

Speak Up, Speak Out: Cancer Moonshot Research Blueprint: All Systems Are Go!

Posted on September 19, 2016

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On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy challenged America’s best and brightest to put a man on the moon within the decade. The result was the successful Apollo mission eight years later in 1969. 

With this as the inspiration, President Obama in the January State of the Union Address announced the Cancer Moonshot – a decade long initiative to cure cancer. This month the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Cancer Moonshot announced ten recommendations, forming the research blueprint for the mission. Read more

Why Should You Tell Your Doctor if You’re Using Medical Marijuana?

Posted on September 13, 2016

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Making your doctor aware that you’re using medical marijuana is not only a courtesy, but a potentially life-saving act. Marijuana interferes with the metabolism of many drugs, including some chemotherapies, and can affect how effective these drugs are.

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