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Welcome Jack Jasper, Special Events Associate

Posted on April 10, 2015

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Jack Jasper began his journey at the Colon Cancer Alliance as an intern this fall. And now, we are thrilled to introduce him as the newest full-time member of the Undy team. Please join us in (officially) welcoming Jack to the family!  Read more

We Are National Health Council Certified!

Posted on April 2, 2015

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We’re proud to tell you that in 2014, we met all of the requirements for the National Health Council Standards of Excellence Certification Program®! This program ensures patient advocacy group members maintain the highest standards of organizational effectiveness and public stewardship.   Read more

ACTION: Educating About Increase of Young Onset CRC

Posted on March 30, 2015

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Earlier this month, we were thrilled to present at the 5th Annual Young Adult Oncology Conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Our Prevention and Research Director, Stephanie Guiffre, spoke to a group of medical professionals, health educators and social workers about the rise in young onset colorectal cancer and the need for us to join together and take action. Read more

Top 5: Need to Know About CT Colonography

Posted on March 25, 2015

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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 you healthcare management. On March 18, we hosted our Conversations Webinar on CT (or virtual) colonography with Dr. David H. Kim, MD, FACR, FSAR, Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Education, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as our expert presenter. Weren’t able to make it? No worries. Check out Dr. Kim’s top 5 takeaways.  Read more

Our AZ Chapter Does It Again!

Posted on March 19, 2015

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On Saturday, March 14, the tireless energizer bunnies of our Arizona Chapter hosted the 2nd Annual Survivorship Symposium – Life Before, During and After Colorectal Cancer.  Exactly 100 folks attended with 10 participants who came from areas outside Phoenix, even one who flew in from Hawaii for the second year in a row! Of the 100 attendees, the chapter hosted 31 survivors. And the feedback from these attendees was top-notch. 

“This symposium changed my life last year,” said one survivor. “It gave me the tools I needed to discuss my treatment back home with my doctors. I wasn’t going to miss this year’s symposium.” Using feedback from last year’s attendees, this FREE annual event featured experts discussing the latest advances in colorectal cancer treatment and patient support topics. Check out the Arizona Chapter’s website to view the fabulously informative presentations.

·         Colon Cancer: The Emotional Impact of Diagnosis and Treatment   Dr. Robert Bright, Vice Chair of Education, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

·         Cancer Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes   Barbara Kavanagh, Arizona Myeloma Network 

·         Colorectal Cancer 2015: An Overview   Dr. Peter Lance, Deputy Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

·         Survivorship and Patient Care Plans   Dr. Kerry Tobias, Medical Director, Supportive Care and Survivorship, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 

·         Nutrition with Colorectal Cancer  Terri Taylor, Oncological Nutritionist, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare

Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.

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