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Board of Directors Spotlight: Kevin Lewis

Posted on July 14, 2014

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Fifteen years ago, there wasn’t an organization dedicated to a comprehensive approach to addressing colon cancer.  As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re proud to be leading the charge to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Over the years we’ve seen increased screening rates, the approval of several new colon cancer fighting drugs and millions invested in lifesaving and supportive programs. In fact, in 2013 alone we invested $3.9 million in prevention, research and empowerment programs, providing hope to nearly one million patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates. Read more

Update: Washington D.C. Undy Run/Walk

Posted on July 10, 2014

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We’ve greatly enjoyed meeting the participants and colon cancer warriors who have attended the Washington, D.C. Undy Run/Walk over the last four years. Unfortunately in 2014, we won’t be able to bring this event back to the area due to logistical reasons. But never fear – there are other ways you can still join in on the Undy fun! Read more

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Chemotherapy

Posted on July 8, 2014

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Cancer. Chemotherapy. Infusion. What image just popped into your mind? Maybe a child in a hospital bed, receiving his medicine through a port in his chest, or a young woman with a bright smile proudly showing off her newly shaved head.

We often see images like these associated with cancer treatment and chemotherapy. But what many people don’t realize is that each patient’s treatment journey is unique; as doctors and scientists become more sophisticated in the fight against cancer, there are increasingly more types of chemotherapy, drugs, dosages and treatment strategies oncologists consider when developing treatment regimens. And all of these are tailored to individuals as breakthroughs move forward at the genetic level. Read more

Upcoming Summit Series: Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Posted on July 7, 2014

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You Asked. We Listened.

Interest in our National Conference grows every year and in order to meet the needs of our engaged community, we’re approaching it a bit differently this year. We heard your feedback from previous years asking for specific, targeted sessions that best meet your individual needs. That’s why this year, in partnership with our friends at the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation & Stupid Cancer, we will be hosting three smaller summits. These a la carte events will meet the needs of patients across the colon cancer spectrum, from newly diagnosed to long term survivors to young-onset patients. We’re looking forward to these smaller, focused summits because alongside our expert speakers and partners, we will be gathering information and research so we can continue moving the dial forward in the area of colon cancer.
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Hero of the Month: Marty Andrews

Posted on July 4, 2014

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After experiencing symptoms for months and being ignored by his doctors, Marty Andrews took his health into his own hands. At 33 years old, he demanded his primary care physician send him to a specialist. His symptoms had gotten so bad that he met his GI’s recommendation of a colonoscopy with open arms. His screening resulted in an unexpected diagnosis: stage III rectal cancer. Marty has shared his cancer story in various ways over the years, becoming a Colon Cancer Alliance volunteer and most recently posing as a model for The Colon Club’s 2014 Colondar. In fact, his featured month just kicked off! Learn more about Marty and how his volunteerism has impacted his own journey. Read more

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