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Get Ready for the BIG Colon Tour 2017

Posted on March 7, 2017

Our giant inflatable colon is back on the road this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re excited to partner with Bayer Healthcare again for our nationwide initiative to spread awareness, and what better way to teach people about colon cancer than with an inflatable colon that features various stages of disease (normal colon tissue, Crohn’s Disease, polyp, malignant polyp, colon cancer & advanced colon cancer)?

The BIG Colon Tour, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, LLC., is coming to a town near you! Check out our scheduled stops and be sure to check back as we add stops throughout the year.

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ASCO Launches First Clinical Trial, Gives Patients Access to Treatment Based on Genomic Testing

Posted on February 7, 2017

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, more commonly known as ASCO, has flipped the traditional clinical trial model on its head, seeking to give greater access to new treatments to patients as well as understand the complex genetics involved. The clinical trial is called TAPUR, and the key difference is identifying a treatment by a patient’s tumor type, regardless of the tumor’s location. Read more

Step by Step: Buying Insurance on the Exchange

Posted on November 10, 2016

Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA) runs from November 1 through January 31.

This is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. We know that for many of you, the insurance plan you are currently on is not being offered any longer OR is being offered at a significantly higher cost.

If that is the case, you need to start an account in the exchange or log back into your previous account to shop for a new plan. We’ve put together a handy step-by-step guide. Read more

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Fast Facts

Posted on November 4, 2016

Doctor

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began this week, and we’re here to give you the information you need.

What is Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the ACA runs from November 1 through January 31. That is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. Read more

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Said about Research

Posted on September 6, 2016

Last month, we debuted a survey asking you, our Colon Cancer Alliance friends and family, what you thought was worth investing in. Nearly 200 of you filled out the questions, telling us what you thought was important to you, and what you’d like to see us prioritize. Thank you to all of you who took the time to respond!

Here’s what you said. Read more

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