Posted on June 27, 2017
The revolution has officially begun.
With Keytruda, we see a drug that treats different kinds of cancer with the same genetic profile. This is called being tumor agnostic. In short, it doesn’t matter where your tumor is located (colon, breast, lung, etc.), but what genetic markers it contains.
This has the potential to radically change how we see and treat cancers. Read more
Posted on May 16, 2017
Recently, we asked our Facebook community if they’ve experienced what’s known as “survivor guilt” and how they cope with the myriad of challenges beyond the physical that come with having cancer.
Survivor’s guilt can range from questions of “Why me?” and “Why did I survive?” to depression and even suicidal thoughts. Some may try to make sense of why they survived and others didn’t, while some people may feel guilty about the changes their families are going through. In its more extreme forms, survivor’s guilt is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read more
Posted on April 27, 2017
After her mother passed away in 2008, Christina Granderson got serious about raising awareness. In addition to being a longtime Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy and advocate, she is part of the 70×2020 initiative in the state of Mississippi that has helped put her home state on the map as the first state to get a colon cancer prevention and screening vehicle tag! Thank you, Christina, for your never-ending devotion to stop this disease in honor of your beloved mom. We are inspired by everything you continue to achieve in her memory! Read more
Posted on January 23, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) has been a divisive topic ever since its passage in 2010, with roughly half of Americans strongly supportive and the other half equally opposed. Despite the passion that people on both sides feel,most Americans know little about the law itself and their views are often shaped by political affiliation or what they see on social media.
With the start of the 115th session of Congress with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump this month it is now certain that the Affordable Care Act will be repealed but beyond that there is little that is certain. So what will happen now and what does it mean for people with colon cancer and their families? Read more
Posted on January 5, 2017
Wow! 2016 was an incredible year for our signature Run/Walk series. From adding in some incredible new events – welcome, Scope it Out Family! – to seeing all of our favorite cities once again, we had a record-breaking year across the board. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise more than $2.2 million dollars toward our mission to knock out colon cancer.
Funds raised through the Undy Run/Walk and Scope It Out 5k support both local and national colon cancer prevention, research and patient support programs. In fact, $0.86 of every dollar received goes directly to helping patients and their families in need! Read more