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Backstreet’s Back…on the Big Screen!

Posted on January 30, 2015

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We took a trip down memory lane this week when we learned the legendary 90s pop band – the Backstreet Boys –  are meeting 2015 in the role of the comeback kids. Today, the best-selling boy band in history is launching a new documentary – Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of. The flick follows the evolution of the lives of these five very memorable men. It also marks BSB’s 22nd anniversary! (Is that frightening to anyone else?) Read more

In Next 15 Years, Incidence in 20-34 Year Olds to Increase 90%

Posted on January 12, 2015

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Last month, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA Surgery) published a new article on the incidences of colon and rectal cancer, focusing on age groups and predictions for the future. We sat down with Patient Advocate Medical Consultant Dr. Laura Porter to get her take on the new study. Read more

Coming Down the Pipeline: TAS-102

Posted on November 6, 2014

1/26/2015 UPDATE: Great news for metastatic colon cancer patients refractory to or failing standard chemotherapy. Your team may be able to apply for expanded use for the sites that are currently offering the new drug TAS-102. More sites will be added soon. For teams that do not have access to the current sites, they can apply for compassionate use. Get more information about this update. Read more

Update: Cologuard Stool DNA Screening Test

Posted on October 31, 2014

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This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final National Coverage Decision for Cologuard, making it the first FDA-approved stool DNA test for the detection of colon cancer and precancer covered for Medicare patients throughout the country. This came after the exciting US FDA approval of Cologuard in August. You may have heard some buzz earlier this week about Cologuard’s availability to the public. It turns out some of these facts were incorrect. In order to eliminate any confusion around this new colon cancer screening test, we’re setting the record straight. Check out our updated FAQ to find out what you need to know. Read more

NEW RESEARCH: Young-Onset Colon Cancer on the Rise

Posted on October 24, 2014

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We continue to expand our efforts in getting young-onset colon cancer on map through our Never Too Young campaign and recent whitepaper because we’re invested in this topic and how it impacts our community. It’s exciting to see that as awareness grows about the increased incidence rates of colon cancer in the under 50 population, more researchers are taking this issue under their wing as an area of exploration. We attended the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology this week and learned about the work investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York are doing on the topic. Read more

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