Fight CRC
June 2012

American Hero Works to Save Lives

Grace Butler Ph.D, a successful professor, was blindsided when she received a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in 1999.


Thirteen years later, she's channeled her diagnosis into Hope Through Grace, an organization she founded to ensure that every Texan without insurance gets screened for colorectal cancer.   


Read more about Dr. Butler and her amazing work.

 The American Society  of Clinical Oncology  (ASCO) met in  Chicago this month to  discuss the latest  research and  advances in cancer  treatment. 


 Colorectal cancer survivor Chris Adams blogged live from the  conference, in between seminars on the cost of cancer care, conversations with researchers, and hunting for the best coffee at the McCormick Center. Read about his experience.


Clinical trials show that using Avastin as a second-line treatment extends the overall survival time of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. 


The trial results were announced as part of a press meeting during ASCO's Annual Meeting May 31-June 4 in Chicago. The research on Avastin may alter the standard of care in Europe and elsewhere, where Avastin is generally restricted to either first- or second-line treatment, but not both.  

We Want You!

This 4th of July say Happy Birthday USA! in a uniquely Fight Colorectal Cancer way. 

Send us a photo, create a video, or write a blog post that captures the spirit of colorectal cancer advocacy and US democracy. Let your creativity fly like the stars and stripes! 
We'll post the most patriotic and colorectal cancer focused submissions on throughout late June and July. If your submission is posted, we'll send you some free Fight CRC gear. Your submission must be original content. Videos should be less than 4 minutes long and blog posts under 500 words. You must have permission to publish from each person in your photos or videos. 
Send submissions to with 4th of July in the subject line by June 30, 2012. 
  Fight Colorectal Cancer Welcomes New Board     Member
Hélène Byrnes of New York has joined Fight Colorectal Cancer's Board of Directors. 


Hélène is also involved with the American Cancer Society, the Rye (NY) Youth Council, and serves on the board of the Woman's Club of Rye.  
Hélène is the longtime friend of fellow board member, Andrea Kramer, who was diagnosed in 2007. Together, they have made the Lisa Fund Research Program a priority. 
In This Issue
Monthly Patient Webinars

"What's New in Colorectal Cancer Research?" with Dr. Axel Grothey, Mayo Clinic

June 20, 2012
8 - 9:30 PM Eastern time 



"When You're Out of Options" with Dr. Len Saltz, Memorial Sloan Kettering

July 18, 2012

8 - 9:30 PM Eastern time



Did you miss "Managing Your Treatments and Side Effects"?

In this issue:
  • Reclaiming -- and -- Renewing Your Life After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Life Coach Offers Tips for Moving On
  • Budget Cuts Threaten Cancer Prevention Programs

 Download now. 


Don't let a barbecue, ball game or family reunion pass by this summer without sporting your blue Fight Colorectal Cancer Gear.  Pick up pins, ballcaps and bracelets from our online store! Get it while it's hot.  


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