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June 2011

FREE PATIENT WEBINAR: The Big News in Colorectal Cancer from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting
ASCOAt the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago last week there was plenty of focus on making treatments for colorectal cancer work better and on choosing the patients who will benefit the most, and the least, from current treatments. 

Read more: Side effects might be good news…Wild-type KRAS patients getting Vectibix with FOLFOX may do better…

The Big News in Colorectal Cancer from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting
June 20, 2011
8 – 9 PM Eastern time

These and other issues will be discussed in detail with Dr. Axel Grothey of the Mayo Clinic in our upcoming free patient webinar. Join us!

Photo: Researchers speak with Fight CRC President Carlea Bauman in the ASCO exhibit hall, June 4, 2011

Take a Look into a Research Lab
Chung VideoFight Colorectal Cancer's Lisa Fund, which supports late stage colorectal cancer research, is driven entirely by individuals like you. It is an investment in science. Over the past four years, Fight CRC has contributed $150,000 to cutting edge colorectal cancer research. We plan to double that amount by 2013.

Dr. Jon Chung of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is the 2011 Lisa Fund research grant recipient. Click on the image above for a look into his lab.

After watching the video, please consider supporting Fight CRC's Lisa Fund with a donation. With your support, we hope to award two research grants next year so that efforts like Dr. Chung's will continue to get the funding they deserve…and need.

Honor Your Father By Fueling the Fight
DadsThis Father's Day, please consider making a donation to Fight Colorectal Cancer in honor or memory of a special guy. We will send him or his family a letter stating that you have honored his cancer journey by fueling the fight against colorectal cancer. Make your donation.

If there is a Dad in your life who deserves an extra thank you, we have the perfect way to say it. Purchase your Father's Day gifts through the Fight Colorectal Cancer We-Care.com Mall and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the fight against colorectal cancer – at no extra cost to you. With over 1,500 of your favorite merchant stores you are sure to find something he will love.

A Nifty Tool Marks the Progress We've Made Against Colorectal cancer
Cancer Progress screen shotThe same chemo drug that cancer patients received in the 1950s, 5-FU, is still used today. But it is joined by new drugs, targeted biologics, radiation and greatly improved surgery.

ASCO has developed a new interactive website that shows progress against cancer, including colorectal cancer.

Learn more about it here.

Enjoy our printed newsletter's new look & great articles
newsletterDid you know that Fight CRC sends out a quarterly newsletter free of charge to our most active advocates? Sign up to get yours straight to your mailbox for tips on how to live and thrive with colorectal cancer.

In the summer issue, which you can read online here, you will find articles on:

  • Saying the right thing when a friend or loved one is diagnosed with cancer
  • New legislation that will enlist the postal service in the fight against CRC
  • The difference between anal and rectal cancers (and there is one)
  • A summer reading list of books about cancer

Understanding and Navigating Clinical Trials Webinar Replay
If you missed the webinar on Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials that we did with the Colon Cancer Alliance and EmergingMed earlier this month, you can watch a replay. Today's clinical trial is tomorrow's standard of care. Learn how you can participate.

Fight CRC archives all its past webinars. Catch up on what you missed.

Know Your Rights!
Fight CRC is pleased to partner with the Cancer Legal Resource Center on the 2011 Cancer Rights Conference Friday, June 24, 2011 in Chicago, IL. Get information about cancer-related legal issues free of charge.

Register here.

Patient Advocate Foundation Congress is Coming
Fight CRC will be participating in the Patient Advocate Foundation's 12th Annual Patient Congress June 21 & 22 in Washington, DC. Join us in support of maintaining patients' access to care. We hope to see you there!

Register here.

My Colon Cancer Coach


Fight Colorectal Cancer and Genomic Health Inc. have launched My Colon Cancer Coach, a unique, online tool for newly diagnosed colon cancer patients that provides a free, personalized treatment report. The questionnaire takes less than 10 minutes to complete and empowers patients to discuss treatment options with their physician.

Clinical Trial Matching Service


Answer Line takes your calls
Get answers to your questions about your disease, treatment options and available clinical trials. Answer Line Associates are ready to take your call Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern. Ask your question online.

Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo.
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