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Top 6: Need to Know About SIR-Spheres Microspheres Targeted Radiation

Posted on July 22, 2015

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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 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: 

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July Fundraising Roundup

Posted on July 21, 2015

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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!

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Understanding Insurance Coverage for SIR-Spheres

Posted on July 16, 2015

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When thinking through your treatment options for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), insurance eligibility can be a huge concern. This blog breaks down the ins and outs of insurance procedures related to the use of SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres also known as Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) or Radioembolization – a treatment option for inoperable liver tumors.

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Ask a Navigator: What Do Navigators Do?

Posted on July 15, 2015

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You’ve just heard the words, “You have cancer.” Now what?

That’s what our Patient Support Navigators are here for, helping to guide you through everything from screening and treatment to survivorship and getting back on your feet. You have enough to deal with, and it is our team’s goal to help make life a little easier – whether by answering questions or just listening.

We sat down with one of our newest bilingual navigator, Susy, to learn what she loves about her job and why Patient Navigators are so important.

Les presento a Susy, nuestra navegadora bilingüe y más reciente miembro de nuestro equipo de apoyo al paciente. 

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Welcome Josh Hicks, Gift Entry Associate

Posted on July 14, 2015

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Say hello to Josh Hicks, who recently joined the Colon Cancer Alliance as our new Gift Entry Associate! Josh came to Washington, DC all the way from Florida, where he was born, raised and attended college. Help us welcome him, and his two adorable dachshunds, to the family!

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