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Top 5: Need to Know About Young Onset Colon Cancer

Posted on June 26, 2015


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.

On June 16, we hosted “My Story: Colon Cancer Before 50” as part of the Never Too Young Coalition’s Young Survivors Week. We heard from four young survivors and Dr. Christopher Lieu, who informed us about this rising trend, including signs, symptoms and the importance of family history.

If you couldn’t make the webinar, you’re in luck! Here are the top 5 takeaways, along with the replay: 

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Hero of the Month: Dr. Kent Mouw

Posted on June 10, 2015


Scientific research is important to better understand colon cancer and stay on the offensive against this disease. That’s why we created the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his or her mark in the colon cancer space.

This month, we’re honoring our second Blue Hope Research Award recipient Kent W. Mouw, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mouw, who’s currently a resident at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be studying a newly discovered genetic mutation found in colon cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 50. Learn more about Dr. Mouw and why his research is so important to helping us understand the rising trend of young-onset colon cancer.

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Tammy McKay: Running Through Adversity

Posted on May 22, 2015

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It was 2013, I was 41 and in the best shape of my life. I ran 40 miles a week and was taking control of my life after divorce. Becoming a single mommy to three wonderful children (one with a disability) was a challenge but also a blessing. With a new special guy in my life, I was on my way to happiness… Until that September.

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Hero of the Month: Roanne’s Race

Posted on May 11, 2015


For the past three years, the Livermore, California community gathers on the first Saturday of November for Roanne’s Race, a 5K/10K to honor a young woman they lost to colon cancer at age 24. Rain or shine, family, friends and neighbors celebrate the life of Roanne Cairel–and extend her legacy by donating all of the proceeds of the race to young onset colon cancer research. We reached out to two of the organizers of Roanne’s Race to learn more about their incredible fundraising efforts, and the girl that inspired them. Read more

Never Too Young Represents at CancerCon

Posted on May 6, 2015

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What’s up with those Never Too Young shirts? We’re glad you asked! We rolled out our new shirts at StupidCancer’s CancerCon in Denver last month and we’re excited to be selling these in our online store. This slogan is our rally cry for the Never Too Young Coalition, where we’ve teamed up to spread the message that you’re never too young for colon cancer.

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