In The News
Cancer Rates in U.S. Keep Falling
The Colon Cancer Screening Controversy: How Old is Too Old to Screen?
Gene Mechanism that Stops Colorectal Cancer Modelled in Mice
CCA Launches Local
Community Screening Program
The CCA is pleased to launch its Community Health Partnership Program.
Through this program, the CCA supports organizations in communities like yours
all across the country, providing hope, support and screening to patients who
need it most. The Community Health Partnership Program is funded through the Undy 5000 5K run/walk series, held in 16
cities in 2012. See if an opportunity exists
in your area and apply now!
New Phase II Trial
for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients
In this study, two
new anti-angiogenic agents (IMC-1121B and IMC-18F1) will be evaluated in
patients receiving standard chemotherapy with a modified version of FOLFOX6.
Anti-angiogenic agents shut down the tumor’s blood supply, and can be an
important means to treat colorectal cancer tumors in combination with
chemotherapy. Patients will randomly receive either standard therapy, or
standard therapy plus one of two new agents (IMC-1121B or IMC-18F1). Find out
more by visiting our Clinical Trials Matching Service or calling 866-278-0392.
Blue Note Fund Helps
400 Families in 2011
This month marks the first year anniversary of this unique
grant program just for CRC patients in treatment. In 2011, we awarded more than
400 awards totaling $120,000 to those in financial need after receiving more
than 1,000 applications. We want to help even more families in 2012, but we
need your help! Please donate today.
Still not convinced your dollars are making a difference?
Donors like you helped survivor Kristi get back on her feet and she is now in
remission, back at work, and coaching a girls’ swim team. Read her story on our
Selected for DOD Research Program
We are pleased to
announce that our very own Dr. Laura Porter and two CCA volunteers, Jay Cuetara
and John Lloyd, were selected for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed
Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). This program was established in 2009 with the
goal of improving quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer on service
members, their families, and the American public. The PRCRP fosters
groundbreaking and collaborative research to accelerate progress in cancer
prevention, detection, and therapeutic interventions. Congratulations Laura,
Jay and John!
50 May Be the New 40,
but Screening Can’t Wait
Say happy birthday to
loved ones due for a CRC screening with our animated e-card. It's not always
easy to talk those you love into making healthy decisions, but we hope this
card helps to break the ice and encourages them to schedule a screening. You
could save someone's life, and that's the best birthday gift you could give.
Wish someone a happy, healthy birthday today.
Dress in Blue Day is
Looking for an easy way to bring Dress in Blue Day to your
community this year? Check out our new Dress in Blue Day Pin Up Kit! We’ve put together everything you need to hold a successful pin up
program fundraiser, no experience necessary! You can also visit our Get
Involved page for more ideas and tips. We need your help! Funds raised this
year benefit the Blue Note Fund to support patients in need.
Jeanne's journey began seven years ago with a seemingly
routine appointment. Both she and her doctor were startled eight months later, when
a colonoscopy revealed a stage IV colon cancer diagnosis. Today, Jeanne is a
mentor to newly diagnosed patients through the CCA Buddy program and a
community moderator on My CRC Connections.
February 3-5 - Third Annual Blue Ribbon Snow Tour
February 8 - Webinar: Report from the 2012 GI Cancers Symposium
March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1 - Registration for the 2012 National Conference Opens
March 2 - National Dress in Blue Day
March 3 - Sacramento Undy 5000
March 6 - Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert - Tickets on Sale Soon
March 10 - San Diego Undy 5000
Check out our Blue Star Calendar for a complete list of events.