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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

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

“It isn’t cancer, is it?”

Posted on August 4, 2014

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“It isn’t cancer, is it?” asked David Prochnow to his doctor, half-jokingly. He was 35 at the time – healthy, active and happily married with two young children.

Before his doctor could respond, David knew. His worst fears were confirmed a few days later – stage III colorectal cancer. But David’s not alone -– nearly 15,000 people under age 50 are diagnosed every year. Read more

7/16: #80by2018 Stakeholder Meeting & Lobby Day

Posted on July 18, 2014

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We were thrilled to join Congressman Payne, Jr., Congressman Dent and Congressman Lance on Capitol Hill Wednesday for the 80 by 2018 Stakeholder Meeting and Lobby Day! This event was part of the ongoing national effort to make prevention a priority by achieving an 80% colon cancer screening rate by 2018. Since its launch, the 80 by 2018 movement has continued to gain momentum in the community with 100+ organizations now on board. To achieve this screening goal, we know we must remove obstacles that are preventing people from getting checked. That’s why we’re currently urging Congress to support HR 1070/S.2348, eliminating the colonoscopy loophole as a barrier to screening.   Read more

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