In The News
Dr. William Wolff, Colonoscopy Co-Developer, Dies at 94
Using MRI to Measure Tumor Shrinkage Predicts Survival in Advanced Rectal Cancer
Certain Foods Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
Beating the Odds Against Genetics
In just four generations, CCA Board Chairman Kevin Lewis’s family has gone from succumbing to colon cancer to victory over the disease. Members of his family – including Kevin and his daughter Katie - carry the HNPCC genetic mutation, which gives them an 80% chance of developing colon cancer. But genomics, genetic testing and colon cancer screenings are helping to save Kevin’s life and allowing him to far outlive the older generations of his family. Read more about Kevin's story.
CCA To Offer PCP Outreach Kit
Research shows that 80% of people would get screened if their doctor recommended it. That's why the CCA will be debuting a special kit just for primary care providers (PCPs) this October, featuring informational materials to encourage more screening referrals. Stop by our website next month to see our new PCPs vs. CRC Outreach Kit and let PCPs in your community know how important they are in the fight against colon cancer.
CCA Unveils New Spanish PSA
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), we have created "¡Examine mi Colon!" a 30 second PSA in Spanish that emphasizes talking to your family about your family health history and getting a screening test for colon cancer. We hope you will help us spread the news that a conversation can save lives. Please post the video to your website, Facebook page or blog.
For more resources in Spanish, please visit our website.
Bid Now on DC Artist’s “The Community”
Own this vibrant work of art created by DC artist Chinedu during our Fiesta Azul event held this summer. The painting's owner, Felix Osuchukwu, has generously donated “The Community” to the CCA’s cause and it is now up for auction online. The auction ends at 9 pm ET on September 21, so act fast. Bid now to support the fight against colon cancer and get your hands on this one-of-a-kind painting!
Interested in a Mind-Body Experience?
Integrative medicine treats the mind, body and spirit and has some promising research backing up its holistic approach. Could integrative medicine be right for you? Find out by joining us and the experts from the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology for a free webinar on October 5th. We’ll talk about what integrative medicine means for cancer survivors and how you can use it to your benefit. Find out more or register.
Jersey Shore Undy Heats Up
The 100 degree heat didn't deter the nearly 700 people who participated in this year’s Jersey Shore Undy 5000. Presenting sponsor of the Undy 5000, Boehringer Ingelheim's enthusiastic Team Dulcolax came out in their undies to get in on the fun. The event generated more than $80,000 to support national patient support services as well as benefit the CCA's local partner, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.
If you haven't yet participated in an Undy, what are you waiting for? Next month, we'll be in Cincinnati and Dallas. Register now!
Write to Your Representative about the Drug Shortage Now
There is currently a national shortage on several life-saving medications, including cancer drugs. Often, patients aren’t even aware the drug they rely on is in short supply until they are turned away for treatment. Write to your representative and ask for their support of the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act, which would prevent future shortages and help patients get the drugs that are vital to cancer treatment.
You can help! Write your representative now via our website.
October 5 - Integrative Medicine: Wellness Throughout Treatment and Survivorship Webinar
October 8 - Cincinnati Undy 5000
October 29 - Dallas Undy 5000
November 2 - Caring for the Caregiver Tele-chat
For a complete list of events, visit our Blue Star Calendar.