In the News
Clinical Trial for Unresectable Liver Mets Now Recruiting
A new Phase I clinical trial titled TKM-080301: For Primary or Secondary Liver Cancer, is now recruiting. Although the title focuses on liver cancer, the trial is for those with unresectable liver metastases from numerous tumors (secondary), including those with colorectal cancer. To find out if you are eligible, call the CCA’s Clinical Trials Matching Service: (866) 278-0392 and ask for information by the ID number (NCT01437007).
Other CRC News
CRC Patients Not Affected By FDA's Avastin® Breast Cancer Decision
Bayer To File For US Approval Of Regorafenib and Alpharadin
New Study Finds Broccoli 95% Lethal Against CRC Cells
Protect Yourself from Infection
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a new program featuring resources to help both healthcare providers and cancer patients prevent infections. Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients is a comprehensive initiative focusing on providing information, action steps, and tools to reduce the risk of life-threatening infections during chemotherapy treatment. Visit www.preventcancerinfections.org to learn how you can reduce your risk.
We hope the holidays are a wonderful celebration with those you love. We know that for some, this is difficult time because a loved one is in treatment or has been lost to this disease. We also know that there is hope. In 2011, your donations helped more than 400 patients facing financial hardship during treatment and funded scholarships for 150 survivors to attend our National Conference. Thanks to you, we raised more than $1.3 million to fund screening, treatment and research programs across the U.S.
We want to do even more in 2012. There are many more patients and survivors who need our help. Please help us make a difference. Donate today.
Save the Date for Dress in Blue Day 2012
Materials are now available! Help raise awareness of colon cancer, celebrate survivors and help patients in need this March during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Dress in Blue Day program on Friday, March 2nd. Visit our website for more information, resources and more.
Learn how you can get involved, and get your materials today!
Cancer Doesn't Care How Old You Are
Recent statistics show colon cancer rates for people under 50 are on the rise. That’s why, at our 2012 National Conference, we’re bringing patients under 50 together to meet with nationally renowned experts in the field of colon cancer. Your donation will empower these young patients to learn about advances in treatment as well as ways to cope with a life during and after colon cancer. Please donate today.
CCA Welcomes New Team Member and NY Chapter
We are delighted to announce the addition of Martha Raymond as our newest Patient Support Advocate. For the past several years, Martha has been an active CCA Voices volunteer and mentor in the CCA Buddy program. Fighting colon cancer and helping others through their journey is a personal passion for Martha, a survivor who also cared for two parents during their battle with this disease. Martha is also the Chairperson of the newly formed Voices of New York State Chapter, which will advocate across the state to increase public support and research.
Start the New Year Off on the Right Foot
Fulfill your resolution to take charge of your health, get screened and have some fun! Join us for the South Florida Undy 5000 5K & Resolution Run on Jan. 7 at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. All participants are encouraged to run in their underwear to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. A portion of the funds raised will be given to Digestive CARE to support colon cancer screening programs in the South Florida community. Register now!
December 31 - Last day of 2011 to make a tax deductible donation
January 7 - South Florida Undy 5000 and Resolution Run
February 2 - Third Annual Blue Ribbon Snow Tour
March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 2 - National Dress in Blue Day