In The News
New Phase II Study for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Drug Shortages Cut in Half in U.S. After New FDA Powers
Aspirin after Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Reduces Chance of Dying by 30 Percent
Three Fears May Discourage Colorectal Cancer Screening
Honor Your Mom This Mother's Day
Has your mother or a mother you know been affected by CRC or helped you through treatment? As Mother’s Day approaches, we would like to hear how moms in your life have had an impact on you. Drop by our Facebook page and tell us about that special woman.
Order Your Own Giant Colon
Make a huge impact at your next event with your very own giant walk-through colon, customized with your organization’s logo. An excellent educational tool and attention-getter, the inflatable colon is over 20 feet long and 12 feet tall. Order yours!
Miles for a Cause
Being in treatment didn't stop Mike from running the Santa Cruz Half Marathon & 10K last month. With the support of friends and family, Mike’s Team surpassed their fundraising goal and raised an impressive $3,540 to support CCA programs and services.
If you are interested in participating in an event in your community to raise funds and awareness for the CCA, we want to hear from you. Please contact Nicole Sheahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 Annual Report Is Here
2011 was a busy year! Read about our campaigns, events, boards and more in our 2011 Annual Report, now available on our website.
Patients and Providers, Let's Address the Under 50 Issue This Summer
Even though she had all the signs and symptoms, it took six months until doctors were able to diagnose Candace with colon cancer at age 35. Sadly, we often hear stories of diagnoses like Candace’s. That’s why we’re kicking off our 2012 National Conference with a research symposium to address the concerns of those under age 50. From this dialogue, we will be creating call-to-action materials to better help both doctors and patients manage diagnoses under 50.
Register now to join our groundbreaking initiative this July.
My CRC Connections Gets an Anniversary Makeover
In April of 2008, we took the pioneering steps of launching My CRC Connections as the first social network for those affected by colorectal cancer. Four years later, we’re proud to say it’s the largest online colorectal cancer community allowing people to connect through live chats, discussion forums and personal pages.
To celebrate our fourth anniversary, we’ve given the community a makeover. Check out the new look, and if you’re not already a member, sign up today!
May is Cancer Research Month
As more of us are realizing the importance of screening and learning about our family history, colon cancer is more treatable and preventable than ever. But, still, so much needs to be done.
Research is imperative to find new ways to prevent and cure cancer. New drugs and therapies discovered and tested through clinical trials are changing the way we approach cancer treatment.
The CCA provides a free and confidential Clinical Trial Matching Service to help you find the trial that is right for you. You can learn more about clinical trials at our website.
Make Your Voice Heard
Across the country, CCA volunteers are raising their voices to make a difference! You can join our fight against colon cancer by becoming a CCA Voices Volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include representing the CCA at conferences, supporting the newly diagnosed as a CCA Buddy, holding fundraisers to support CCA programs, and distributing life-saving information in your community.
We need your help! Learn more about becoming a Voices Volunteer today.
Profiles in Courage
Joe: Survivor and Buddy
Joe finally made an appointment to have a colonoscopy after being nagged by both his wife and doctor when he turned 50. To his surprise, even though he hadn’t experienced any symptoms, the results showed he had stage III colon cancer.
After surgery and chemotherapy, Joe is now happy to report that he has been five years NED (no evidence of disease). He says it was a “no brainer” to volunteer to be a CCA Buddy in order to return the favor and help others. Read Joe’s story.
May 17 - Fiesta Azul in Washington, DC
June 15 - Early bird registration closes for the CCA National Conference
June 20 - What's New in Colorectal Cancer Research Webinar
June 23 - Denver Undy 5000
June 27 - Making Each Health Journey Easier Webinar
June 30 - Seattle/Tacoma Undy 5000
July 20-21 - CCA National Conference
July 28 - Jersey Shore Undy 5000