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The Colon Cancer Alliance Co-authors Paper on Hereditary Cancer Risk

Posted on May 19, 2016

Family

Do you know your family’s health history? It’s important to ask your parents, grandparents and siblings whether they’ve had colorectal cancer or polyps during a screening.

When it comes to colorectal cancer, about 1 in 4 patients have a family history of colon cancer that could suggest a genetic and/or hereditary factor.

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Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC – Part II

Posted on May 17, 2016

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While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the second in this series. Read Part I here.

Cannabis: Does it Cure Cancer?

If there is one common theme in all of the literature and scientific papers, it is that cannabis and cannabinoids enhance the benefits of conventional treatment for side effect management.

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Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC – Part I

Posted on May 16, 2016

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While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the first in the series.

A Brief History

While the use of medical marijuana dates back at least 3,000 years, it wasn’t introduced into Western medicine until the 1840s. Here’s a brief timeline of the history of medical marijuana in the United States:

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Welcome Jason Wood, Special Events Intern

Posted on April 28, 2016

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We’re happy to introduce our new Special Events Intern Jason Wood! Originally from Chicago, Jason recently moved to Washington, DC from Houston and is working on a bachelor’s degree in communications. When he’s not helping our Special Events team with events like the Undy Run/Walk, you can catch Jason blogging on a horse racing website.

Help us welcome Jason!

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Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves New Screening Test Epi proColon

Posted on April 19, 2016

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On April 13, 2016, Epigenomics announced that the FDA approved Epi proColon, the first and only blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. This test has the potential to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening by providing another option to get checked.

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