Posted on July 29, 2015
We’re happy to introduce you to Eman Faris—our new Prevention Programs Intern! Eman recently graduated from the University of Maryland where she majored in community health and worked as a Health Peer Educator. Learn more about Eman, her passion for health education and her love of thrift stores!
Posted on July 27, 2015
Last month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.
As the co-founder of the Never Too Young coalition and an organization that is currently investing in under 50 research, it was exciting to see young-onset colorectal cancer being recognized by the research community. The study results, however, were less than comforting.
Stephanie Guiffre, our Never Too Young Coalition Director and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, pulled together the top findings presented this year.
Posted on July 23, 2015
Ken Adrian knows all too well that you’re never too young for colon cancer. Diagnosed right after his 40th birthday, Ken is now sharing his experience and educating others on his blog My Colon Cancer Journey. We had a chance to speak with Ken about life after diagnosis and why he started blogging.
Posted on July 22, 2015
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.
On July 15, we hosted “Is SIR-Spheres Microspheres Targeted Radiation an Option for Me?”, which provided an overview of SIR-Spheres microspheres targeted radiation therapy, as well as a review of the findings of the recent SIRFLOX study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The SIRFLOX study was the first large study to examine the delay in regrowth of liver tumors when selective internal radiation therapy is combined with chemotherapy.
Did you miss the webinar? You’re in luck—here are the top takeaways and the replay:
Posted on July 21, 2015
We’ve been hard at work championing colon cancer awareness, patient support and prevention, but we aren’t the only ones—members of our community have been working hard, too! In the last year, we’ve received an amazing response from fundraising supporters from all walks who feel just as passionately about knocking out this disease as we do.
Here are some recent fundraisers!