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“Somewhere I Never Thought I Would Be”

Posted on August 28, 2014

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“There were people dressed as super heroes, somber families remembering loved ones lost and enthusiastic survivors celebrating their monumental fight. Although I could pick out my teammates from the crowd by their neon shirts, I felt alone. The emotion of the event overwhelmed me from the moment I arrived. It was a steamy day in downtown Philadelphia and my group of family and friends were joining me at the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy Run/Walk. It was the first thing colon cancer related event that I had ever participated in, and it was somewhere I never thought I would be.” Read more

Calling All Stage IV Survivors & Caregivers!

Posted on August 27, 2014

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One of our partners is conducting a research project about metastatic colon cancer survivor and caregiver experiences. They are looking to interview stage IV survivors and caregivers (via video/phone and in person) to learn about your clinical experience and how the disease has impacted your life. Compensation is up to $150 for your time.   Read more

Partner Spotlight: OncLive

Posted on August 26, 2014

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We’re excited to share with you a brand-spankin’-new partnership with OncLive! This reputable oncology news outlet focuses on medical news and provides oncology professionals, like oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurse navigators and nursing medical students, with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care. In addition to their news site, OncLive stewards two publications – Oncology Nursing News and Oncology Live, which reach nearly 45,000 oncology nurses and oncologists. Read more

Get in on the Undy Fun – Anywhere!

Posted on August 22, 2014

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We started the Community Undy Run/Walk program to empower volunteers to bring the Undy to hometowns across the country. As locally-planned events, Community Undys can be a walk in the park, a jog around a track, a walk through a college campus – whatever date and location work for you, we’re behind you all the way. Read more

Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves New CRC Screening Test

Posted on August 15, 2014

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This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colon screening test that detects the presence of blood and altered DNA that may indicate certain kinds of abnormal growths related to colon cancer or precursors to cancer. In a study of 10,000 people of average risk for colon cancer, Cologuard reportedly was able to accurately detect cancer 92% of the time when it was present in an individual’s body. Read more

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