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You Tell Us: Words You Wish You Heard When You Were Diagnosed

Posted on August 4, 2015


Last month on our Facebook page, we asked, “What do you wish someone would have told you when you were newly diagnosed?” We heard such incredible feedback (more than 130 comments!) that we decided to share your thoughts.

Read what some of you wish you had heard when you were diagnosed with colon cancer:

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Welcome Eman Faris, Prevention Programs Intern

Posted on July 29, 2015


We’re happy to introduce you to Eman Faris—our new Prevention Programs Intern! Eman recently graduated from the University of Maryland where she majored in community health and worked as a Health Peer Educator. Learn more about Eman, her passion for health education and her love of thrift stores!

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Ask the Expert: Top 3 in New Research for Under 50

Posted on July 27, 2015

Never Too Young

Last month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.

As the co-founder of the Never Too Young coalition and an organization that is currently investing in under 50 research, it was exciting to see young-onset colorectal cancer being recognized by the research community. The study results, however, were less than comforting.

Stephanie Guiffre, our Never Too Young Coalition Director and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, pulled together the top findings presented this year.

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Welcome Josh Hicks, Gift Entry Associate

Posted on July 14, 2015

Josh Hicks

Say hello to Josh Hicks, who recently joined the Colon Cancer Alliance as our new Gift Entry Associate! Josh came to Washington, DC all the way from Florida, where he was born, raised and attended college. Help us welcome him, and his two adorable dachshunds, to the family!

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You Tell Us: Tips For Starting Chemotherapy

Posted on July 10, 2015


We recently asked those of you who had chemotherapy to share advice with people who are just starting and we received an amazing response! We wanted to highlight some of the tips to help those who are starting chemo and may not have seen our Facebook post.

Take a look at the tips below and don’t forget to leave your own advice!

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