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Top 5 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 11, 2015

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Earlier this 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. Not only did we have a great time connecting with colleagues and sharing the work we’re doing, but we got to hear the latest and greatest in colorectal cancer research, treatment and patient care!

Weren’t able to attend? Take a look at the top 5 takeaways from our time at ASCO:

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The Colon Cancer Podcast: Inspiration Meets Information

Posted on June 9, 2015


We’re excited to announce we’ve teamed up with Lee Silverstein, creator and host of The Colon Cancer Podcast! Did you know people in 46 states and 28 countries have already tuned in?!

We got a chance to chat with Lee to learn a bit more about him and why he decided to start this awesome podcast.

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Why I Nominated the Colon Cancer Alliance to Win 75K!

Posted on June 9, 2015


Get ready for some exciting news: we’ve been nominated to win $75,000 in the DSW Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program! “Who nominated us,” you ask? Meet DSW Associate Amanda Friedhoff and find out why she thinks we should win the donation that’ll help us knock out colon cancer—and why she thinks you should vote for us!

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Survivor Week 2015: Facing Survivor’s Guilt Head On

Posted on June 6, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Let’s be honest—being a cancer survivor can be tough at times. While there’s joy in knowing you made it through a diagnosis and treatment, you may worry about recurrence and adjusting to your new life. Some survivors may also experience feelings of guilt after they have no evidence of disease.

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Survivor Week 2015: Finding Spirituality In Survivorship

Posted on June 5, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Colon cancer survivors can find comfort in many things: some take up relaxing hobbies, some join support groups and others dedicate themselves to advocacy issues. However for some survivors, spirituality plays a significant role in their new lives.

Although spirituality can take many forms and mean different things to different people, having a spiritual life can be beneficial no matter the practice. And being spiritual doesn’t always mean being religious.

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