National Conference Roundup
stop talking about the National
Conference, from the quality of information presented to the inspiring
stories and amazing people we met! We want to thank everyone who joined us in making this year’s
conference such an incredible experience. Check out our National Conference
pages for speaker
session notes, Sapphire Award winners, pictures,
New CRC Drug Approved by FDA
For the first time since 2006, the FDA has approved a new colon cancer drug. Zaltrap, also known as ziv-aflibercept, has been approved to treat patients with metastatic colon cancer who have failed other treatments. Until it
is commercially available, patients can receive
Zaltrap through the Expanded Access Program (EAP). This is exciting news for the entire colon cancer community and we will work to keep you updated and informed as this new drug becomes available.
For more information, please call our Toll-free Helpline at (877) 422-2030 or view our Zaltrap FAQ.
Coming Soon: New Online CRC Guide
Next month, in partnership with Survivorship A to Z, we’ll be launching
a comprehensive online guide to help patients and families navigate the maze of
financial, legal, medical, and practical issues that arise from a colon cancer
diagnosis. Learn how to obtain, keep and maximize your health insurance
coverage; how to get medical care if you are uninsured; how to turn life
insurance into cash and use credit as a nest egg; answers to work issues and
The guide will be updated frequently, and we welcome input from
caregivers, patients and experts. Stay tuned for the debut of this powerful new tool.
Be a Buddy
Those of you who have been through treatment know too well how
overwhelming and frightening facing this cancer can be. There are so many
patients and caregivers out there who need support during this time from
someone who understands and can help them through the darkest days of the
battle. We urge you to learn more about
our Buddy program and consider offering your time and friendship to someone
just like you. Buddies are matched based upon gender, age and stage of disease.
Also, if you are in need of support, whether you are a patient or
caregiver, please visit our website
to be matched with a Buddy. We are here to help!
ACA Q&A Series
Over the next few months, Crawford Clay, CCA Patient
Advocacy Coordinator, will be answering your questions about the Affordable
Care Act (ACA) in this ongoing series. Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be
Q: “I’ve heard that under the ACA, all colonoscopies should
be covered by insurance. Is this true?” – Robert Nicholas
A: We'd like to say that under the new law, all colonoscopies are covered. However, this isn't always the case. Whether your test will be covered depends on a few important criteria. Read more.
September 8 - Philadelphia Undy 5000
September 22 - Piedmont Triad Undy 5000
September 29 - Washington, DC Undy 5000
October 13 - Cincinnati Undy 5000
October 20 - Nashville Undy 5000
October 27 - Dallas Undy 5000