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Hero of the Month: Dr. Marios Giannakis

Posted on December 8, 2014

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Scientific research is among the best ways we can go on the offensive against colon cancer. That’s why we’ve launched the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his mark in the colon cancer space. This year, we utilized the American Association for Cancer Research peer-review process to select our first-ever Blue Hope Research Awardee, Marios Giannakis, M.D., Ph.D., who is taking a deeper look at biomarkers associated with personalized treatment of colon cancer. As we close out 2014 and the term of this first-ever award, we’re proud to report the seriously exciting strides this funding has allowed Dr. Giannakis and his team to make. Their findings are promising and underscore the importance of continued research in the area of biomarkers. Read more

“Thank you from my heart.”

Posted on December 7, 2014

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Colon cancer is up to 90% treatable when caught early through screening. Yet, one-third of Americans report they aren’t up-to-date with screening guidelines. We are committed to ensuring all those who desire lifesaving screening are able to get checked, regardless of what barriers stand in their way. Read more

Tribute to Paula Thomas & Debbie Whitmore

Posted on November 20, 2014

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This month, we lost two remarkable colon cancer advocates to this disease – Paula Thomas and Debbie Whitmore. As we celebrate the lives and valiant journeys of these two leaders, our staff reflects on the contributions they made to the colon cancer space, and their own personal friendships with Paula and Debbie. Read more

You never expect to hear it’s cancer…

Posted on November 19, 2014

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My name is Steve Abrams and I am a stage I survivor.

I was diagnosed after 20 years of digestive issues and numerous colonoscopies. I was a youth sports coach when it happened, and there was nothing I loved more than seeing my players finish each season. When I received the news, I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see my team play again. Read more

Celebrating the Life of Diem Brown

Posted on November 18, 2014

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As we mourn the recent passing of young reality TV star Diem Brown, we celebrate her bright attitude and many triumphs during her 11 year battle with cancer. At just 23 years old, Diem, most famous for her role on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge,  was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This was some 11 years ago. Through all of the ups and downs of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, especially at her young age, Diem remained determined and positive. Read more

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