Posted on October 8, 2015
Same Tests Recommended: Expect the Same Outcome – Stagnant Screening Rates
Since 1984 the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has sought to improve health in America by providing recommendations on how to best prevent disease. However, in their newly released draft recommendations on screening for colon cancer, their approach seems to reinforce known barriers to screening by failing to endorse proven screening methods for individuals unable or unwilling to have a colonoscopy.
Posted on October 1, 2015
The FDA has approved the use of Lonsurf as a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. This new drug gives patients another treatment option when they stop responding to other chemotherapy or biologic treatments.
Posted on September 22, 2015
While the idea of a speedy colonoscopy might sound appealing—get in, get out, get lunch!—a recent study shows a longer-than-average colonoscopy and withdrawal time could help you determine the quality of your screening.
The good news is we’re not talking about hours here—as little as two extra minutes of scoping around could make a difference.
Posted on September 8, 2015
What’s your best feature?
Maybe it’s the curly hair you inherited from your mom, the knack for cooking you got from your dad or the dimples that match your grandmother’s. The best parts about you are the things that make you stand out, the things that make you, well, you. So don’t you think those things are worth protecting?
Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why limit it to just one part of your body?
This month is about you! We want to make sure you’re taking care of everything that makes you great—to pink and beyond! Protect all your assets, including your colon. We’ll debut some new shirts, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out a sneak peek of our new campaign poster and buttons, which is available for pre-order. Also, download these fun images to rock on your social media profiles and spread the word!
Posted on July 27, 2015
Last month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.
As the co-founder of the Never Too Young coalition and an organization that is currently investing in under 50 research, it was exciting to see young-onset colorectal cancer being recognized by the research community. The study results, however, were less than comforting.
Stephanie Guiffre, our Never Too Young Coalition Director and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, pulled together the top findings presented this year.