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Meeting the Moonshot Mission

Posted on June 21, 2016

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In the State of the Union address, President Obama announced the most important research initiative to find a cure for cancer since the 1971 War on Cancer. Themed the “Moonshot,” this initiative seeks to break down barriers limiting scientific discovery and invest one billion dollars to help make new therapies available to patients while improving our ability to prevent cancer. The Colon Cancer Alliance vigorously supports the Moonshot; however, we believe there is an additional element that should be included in the strategy to ensure mission success.

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BREAKING: USPSTF Responds to Concerns, Releases Final Screening Report

Posted on June 16, 2016

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The Colon Cancer Alliance applauds the final report from the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on screening for colorectal cancer.

First and foremost, the USPSTF has maintained its “A” grade to screening for colorectal cancer; recognizing the high level of certainty that screening reduces colorectal cancer mortality and recommending that adults between the ages of 50 and 75 get timely screening.

Secondly, the final report resolves the concerns we expressed regarding several items in the initial draft report, including labeling some screening methods as “recommended” and others as “alternative.”

We specifically named these tests in our concerns as a major barrier to screening for Americans, and we applaud the USPSTF for widening its inclusion for these newer and proven tests.

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Top 5: Need To Know About Medical Marijuana and CRC

Posted on June 16, 2016

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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.

Last month, we hosted a webinar on medical marijuana and colorectal cancer, which was part of our Into the Weeds series where we separated the myths from the facts regarding this hot topic.

Couldn’t make the webinar? Read the Top 5 Takeaways and watch the replay for the information you need to know.

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Gina’s Journey

Posted on June 14, 2016

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I’d just had a baby boy via C-section. I recovered quickly from that surgery and adjusted well to having my baby Charlie home. When Charlie was about two months old, I started getting stomach cramps, but they were only when I first woke up.

It started as a few minutes of cramping then progressed. It got to the point that I had to stop nursing and wake my husband up just so I could go sit on the toilet. I would sit on the toilet for 20-30 minutes each morning, but the rest of the day I’d be fine.

But I wasn’t concerned about the cramping. I already had a lot on my plate.

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Hero of the Month: Kevin Hays

Posted on June 13, 2016

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Kevin Hays is an inspiration to us all. As a young survivor diagnosed with colon cancer at age 28, Kevin has overcome challenges that motivated him to help others affected by this disease. His dedication as an Undy Engagement Committee member, incredible planning efforts in the 2016 Buffalo Undy Run/Walk and innovative awareness campaign reflect this commitment. That’s why we’re honored to feature Kevin as our June Hero of the Month!

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