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Thank You For A Great Survivor Week!

Posted on June 22, 2015

Survivor Week

Earlier this month, we celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day with our first ever Survivor Week! We counted down to the big day with a week of useful survivorship information, inspiring stories, advice and encouraging words.

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Welcome Matt Lechance, Development Intern

Posted on June 16, 2015

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We’re happy to have our new Development Intern Matt Lechance join the Colon Cancer Alliance family! Matt’s a rising senior at American University where he’s double majoring in International Studies and Business. Help us welcome this Rochester, NY native!

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Now is the Time to Get Screened!

Posted on June 12, 2015

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Did you know more than 18,000 African Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year? Unfortunately, this community also has higher colon cancer death rates than any other racial group. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Screening saves lives and there’s no time like the present, so we’ve teamed up with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) to launch Now is the Time—our new church-based initiative that’s all about preventing colon cancer by increasing screening rates among African Americans. With Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. joining as Honorary Chair, we’re prepared to tackle this issue head on.

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Top 5 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 11, 2015

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Earlier this 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. Not only did we have a great time connecting with colleagues and sharing the work we’re doing, but we got to hear the latest and greatest in colorectal cancer research, treatment and patient care!

Weren’t able to attend? Take a look at the top 5 takeaways from our time at ASCO:

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Hero of the Month: Dr. Kent Mouw

Posted on June 10, 2015

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Scientific research is important to better understand colon cancer and stay on the offensive against this disease. That’s why we created the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his or her mark in the colon cancer space.

This month, we’re honoring our second Blue Hope Research Award recipient Kent W. Mouw, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mouw, who’s currently a resident at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be studying a newly discovered genetic mutation found in colon cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 50. Learn more about Dr. Mouw and why his research is so important to helping us understand the rising trend of young-onset colon cancer.

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