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The Disconnect Between the DEA & Medical Marijuana

Posted on August 23, 2016


This month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decided to keep marijuana as a “Schedule I substance,” continuing to categorize it in the same classification as heroin and LSD, and maintaining it has:

“high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use and a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

Despite the Schedule I categorization, 25 states currently allow the use of medical marijuana and, in a recent survey conducted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, 37% of colorectal cancer patients indicate they use marijuana as part of their treatment.

Why is there such a disconnect between the DEA position and almost half of the United States? Read more

Top 5: Findings From the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on August 10, 2016


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 your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in your healthcare management.

We recently hosted Latest in CRC: Findings from the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting where we explored what advances and findings from this year’s ASCO meeting mean regarding treatment, patient care, survivorship and more!                          

Couldn’t make the webinar? Get our Top 5 Takeaways and watch the replay for updates on treatment, research, patient care and more!

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We Can’t Wait for the Blue Hope Bash!

Posted on August 3, 2016

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We can’t wait for October 20th. Why? That’s the night we’re holding the 6th Annual Blue Hope Bash at the Fairmont in Washington DC!

This annual gala celebrates our community’s patients and survivors, the commitment of our incredible supporters, and showcases how important you each are to our mission. This year, we are excited to debut the Colon Cancer Alliance’s vision for 2017.

Our festive evening includes a silent and live auction, raffles, a fun-filled program and some special surprise guests! Read more

Hero of the Month: Geekade

Posted on August 3, 2016


We all love a good game and knocking out colon cancer, so why not put the two together? That’s exactly what the good people at Geekade are doing as they set out to help further our mission by hosting their 24-hour PITAthon! We got a chance to speak with Kris Randazzo, the Editor-in-Chief of the website to learn more about this unique twist on fundraising.

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How Do You Talk To Your Doctor About Medical Marijuana?

Posted on July 28, 2016

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You might find that you want to approach your doctor about medical marijuana, but you don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming (not to mention slightly taboo depending on where you live), and you want to have a good foundation before going into your appointment. So, read on to learn how to take on this seemingly daunting, yet surprisingly simple, task of talking to your doctor.

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