Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading national colorectal cancer nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Through patient education, advocacy, and research funding, the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading killer in the United States—serving as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policymakers, medical professionals, and healthcare providers.
Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has collaborated with Flatiron Health to develop a smartphone application for its Late-Stage, MSS-CRC Clinical Trial Finder. The first-of-its-kind app — now available for both iOS and Android — enables patients with late-stage Microsatellite Stable (MSS) colorectal cancer to research relevant clinical trials via their phone.
CURE spoke with a childhood development specialist and colorectal cancer survivor to offer firsthand advice and tips on how to discuss a cancer diagnosis with children of any age.
Tony Beasley has spent years in the MLB as a third-base coach for the Texas Rangers. Little did he know his competitive nature and critical thinking would come in to play in his fight against stage 2 colorectal cancer. Since, Beasley has teamed up with Fight CRC as part of their One Million Strong Campaign to help others do one thing: Develop a mentality to fight.
Key takeaways from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit reveal progress made toward improving survivorship care and planning, and identify opportunities for improvement.