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Board of Directors Spotlight: Kevin Lewis

Posted on July 14, 2014

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Fifteen years ago, there wasn’t an organization dedicated to a comprehensive approach to addressing colon cancer.  As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re proud to be leading the charge to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Over the years we’ve seen increased screening rates, the approval of several new colon cancer fighting drugs and millions invested in lifesaving and supportive programs. In fact, in 2013 alone we invested $3.9 million in prevention, research and empowerment programs, providing hope to nearly one million patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates. Read more

Upcoming Summit Series: Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Posted on July 7, 2014

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You Asked. We Listened.

Interest in our National Conference grows every year and in order to meet the needs of our engaged community, we’re approaching it a bit differently this year. We heard your feedback from previous years asking for specific, targeted sessions that best meet your individual needs. That’s why this year, in partnership with our friends at the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, we will be hosting two smaller summits. These a la carte events will meet the needs of patients across the colon cancer spectrum, from newly diagnosed to long term survivors. We’re looking forward to these smaller, focused summits because alongside our expert speakers and partners, we will be gathering information and research so we can continue moving the dial forward in the area of colon cancer.
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How To: Applying for SSD Benefits with Colon Cancer

Posted on June 27, 2014

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Did you know: If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer and your cancer meets a specific level of severity, you can get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits through one or both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability programs? It’s true. Check out the information below and post your questions in the comments. We’ll do our best to get them answered! Read more

Board of Directors: Welcome to Our 3 Newest Members

Posted on June 16, 2014

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Exciting news! We’re welcoming three new Board of Directors members to the Colon Cancer Alliance family this month. Each of these professionals brings a unique expertise, connection to the cause and commitment to our vision for a world free of colon cancer. We look forward to seeing their fresh perspectives come to life as they join our Board of dedicated leaders and take us into our 16th year of service. Meet Kitt Shapiro, Dr. Jose Mendoza and Heather Dean. Read more

Top 4 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 10, 2014

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We recently had the privilege of attending the 2014 American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting where 35,000 scientists, researchers, medical professionals and advocates from around the world gathered to share cutting-edge scientific innovations and connect with other industry professionals. We sat in on some truly inspirational meetings and presentations that shed light on what’s to come in the area of cancer research. Miss the live updates that weekend? No worries. Check out these need-to-know takeaways from our Patient Advocate Medical Consultant Dr. Laura Porter and get educated on what’s on the horizon for our community. Read more

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