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21st Century Cures Initiative: Legislation We Need Now

Posted on April 30, 2015

U.S. capitol building

For the past year, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked patients, doctors, researchers and regulators:

  1. What needs to be done to develop new treatments and cures?
  2. How can we get these new therapies to patients faster? Read more

Welcome Antionette Rollins, Social Media Manager

Posted on April 27, 2015

Antionette Rollins

We’re happy to introduce you to Antionette Rollins, the new Social Media Manger who recently joined our Colon Cancer Alliance family. Antionette has previously worked as an Online Community Specialist and Web Writer and is passionate about online communications, especially in the nonprofit sector.

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In Memoriam: Randy Cox

Posted on April 24, 2015

Randy Cox

We are saddened to share the loss of another friend, Randy Cox, to colon cancer. You could always count on Randy to call newly diagnosed patients to ease their worry and help them through their struggle. He represented the Colon Cancer Alliance at many outreach conferences where he bravely told his story to help prevent colon cancer. Randy was also instrumental in founding our Blue Hope Prevention Award Program with Boston Scientific, which provides qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses such as transportation, child care and lost wages.

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10 year old raises over $4.8K for pen pal she never met

Posted on April 23, 2015

Kyra Bishop is not your average 10 year old girl. Sure, Kyra likes to spend her time playing sports and hanging out with her brothers–but in her spare time she also likes to run 5Ks for a good cause. Earlier this month, she ran in memory of a loved one who lost their battle to colon cancer and raised over $4,800 for us here at the Colon Cancer Alliance. We asked her to share her incredible story in her own words. Read more

New Funding Awarded for Under 50 Research

Posted on April 22, 2015

Scientific research is crucial to better understand the causes and factors associated with colon cancer. That’s why we established the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his or her mark in the colon cancer space.

Last year, we used the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) peer-review process to fund critical research on biomarkers. We’re excited to announce that last night we officially presented our second annual Blue Hope Research award to Kent W. Mouw, M.D., Ph.D from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the AACR’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Read more