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Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

07/08/2014

Save The Date: Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer Seminar Series The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, and Colon Cancer Alliance, are pleased to announce a joint partnership in ... Read More

Personalized Cancer Therapy for Patients with Advanced-Stage Colon Cancer By Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD

Personalized Cancer Therapy for Patients with Advanced-Stage Colon Cancer By Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD

04/02/2014

When a patient’s colon cancer is at an advanced stage or options are limited because the current standard of care treatment isn’t working, personalized cancer treatment may help to provide more ... Read More

No Cancer Left Behind—Anal Cancer Awareness Day on March 21st

No Cancer Left Behind—Anal Cancer Awareness Day on March 21st

03/18/2014

  13 Mar 2014 7:38 AM People with a rare cancer can find it frustrating that their disease is unknown, but it’s even harder when it is associated with stigma or embarrassment. Anal ... Read More

"Please Talk about Me When I'm Gone" By Sean Murphy

02/12/2014

  About the memoir Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone:   When my mother died in 2002 at the age of fifty-nine, I found myself both shattered and honored to have been a ... Read More

My Journey - An Entry by Kathryn Blume

My Journey - An Entry by Kathryn Blume

10/09/2013

A lot has happened since my last update.  Chemo went ok, but each day from there went downhill.  Also, plans were changed due to the government shut-down; the project I've been ... Read More

September 11, 1995

September 11, 1995

09/10/2013

  Jimmy died on September 11, 1995 from colon cancer – he was only 36. He died almost two decades ago and yet not a day passes without thoughts of him. Unbeknownst to us as siblings, he ... Read More

Colon Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits

Colon Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits

05/20/2013

  Colon Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States— and ... Read More

Effects of Chemo and Radiation on Oral Health

Effects of Chemo and Radiation on Oral Health

05/02/2013

If you or someone you know is living with colon cancer, and are receiving treatment in the form of chemotherapy or radiation, then you are aware or perhaps experiencing for yourself many of the ... Read More

The “P” Word

The “P” Word

04/29/2013

  In a little over a week, I’ll be able to say that I’m celebrating eight years in remission from Stage 4 colon cancer! Incredible? yes; but not without worries. I’ve heard the ... Read More

How to talk to seriously ill friends

How to talk to seriously ill friends

04/23/2013

Here is a great article we found through "Today" and would like to ... Read More

A SUSTAINED SURVIVAL BENEFIT SHOWN WITH ZALTRAP® PLUS FOLFIRI CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE VELOUR STUDY

A SUSTAINED SURVIVAL BENEFIT SHOWN WITH ZALTRAP® PLUS FOLFIRI CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE VELOUR STUDY

04/19/2013

A SUSTAINED SURVIVAL BENEFIT SHOWN WITH ZALTRAP® PLUS FOLFIRI CHEMOTHERAPY IN THE VELOUR STUDY This past January Michael Sapienza, our Founder spent a few days in San Francisco for the GI ASCO ... Read More

Nutrition and Healing: An interview with Wellness and Nutrition Coach Kristy Rodriguez

Nutrition and Healing: An interview with Wellness and Nutrition Coach Kristy Rodriguez

03/15/2013

  With the Eat4Life Celebrity Cook-Off less than a week away, the Young Professional Board is striving to learn and share as much as possible about how diet affects our risk for colon ... Read More

Chris4Life Young Professional Board Interviews Registered Dietitian Sarah Waybright in Anticipation of Eat4Life: Celebrity Chef-off on March 19th

Chris4Life Young Professional Board Interviews Registered Dietitian Sarah Waybright in Anticipation of Eat4Life: Celebrity Chef-off on March 19th

03/04/2013

With the upcoming Eat4Life Celebrity Chef Cook-Off, the Young Professional Board wanted to have a better understanding of how food plays a part in digestive health. Who better than a ... Read More

Perry Watts

Perry Watts

03/04/2013

  Say hello to my Grandpa. His name is Perry Watts and today (2 March) is his birthday. He would have turned 128 years old. Instead, he died of colorectal cancer at age 75 when I ... Read More

LOVE YOUR BUTT

LOVE YOUR BUTT

03/01/2013

  It will be nearly three years to the day that we started Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.  It seems like yesterday that my mom had just been diagnosed with colon cancer.  ... Read More

Chris4Life Young Professional Board's First Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life

Chris4Life Young Professional Board's First Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life

02/27/2013

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Why I Wanted To Support Chris4LIfe

Why I Wanted To Support Chris4LIfe

02/13/2013

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Having Fun While Raising Awareness!

Having Fun While Raising Awareness!

02/04/2013

  If you “bake” it—they will come   That paraphrase sums up the appeal of Cookies4Chris.   The Pittsburgh family and friends of Christine Antonelli Sapienza ... Read More

Living with Colorectal Cancer? Acupuncture can support you in living well.

Living with Colorectal Cancer? Acupuncture can support you in living well.

02/04/2013

  Living with Colorectal Cancer? Acupuncture can support you in living well. By Rachel Brumberger   As a budding acupuncturist, the most popular question I receive after ... Read More

Colon Cancer Due to Lynch Syndrome

Colon Cancer Due to Lynch Syndrome

02/04/2013

My brother Jimmy lost his battle to colon cancer in 1995 at the age of thirty-six; he was the first amongst us to die from colon cancer due to Lynch syndrome. Several members on the paternal side ... Read More

Crowding Out: Focusing on What Nourishes You and Allowing the Rest Fall Away By Kristy S. Rodriguez

Crowding Out: Focusing on What Nourishes You and Allowing the Rest Fall Away By Kristy S. Rodriguez

01/22/2013

  The New Year often brings with it the desire to make positive changes in one’s life.  It represents new beginnings and is a time to free oneself of past mistakes.   It is ... Read More

Scope It Out 5K Detroit...What a Success!

Scope It Out 5K Detroit...What a Success!

11/15/2012

  We did it!! Several months of preparation and hard work has paid off. More than 500 registered participants showed up alongside family, friends, sponsors and volunteers on Saturday ... Read More

Young Professional Board at the

Young Professional Board at the "Blue Hope Bash"

11/14/2012

On an unseasonably warm October evening, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation hosted the Second Annual Blue Hope Bash at the Park Hyatt. Several hundred people gathered to help raise money ... Read More

2nd Annual Blue Hope Bash by Pamela Sorensen

2nd Annual Blue Hope Bash by Pamela Sorensen

10/31/2012

  The first time many heard about the impending storm named Sandy, was when Jennifer Donelan of ABC7talked to us from the podium Thursday evening. Donelan, the Mistress of ... Read More

The Brush is Mightier Than The Sword: Fighting Colon Cancer with Art

The Brush is Mightier Than The Sword: Fighting Colon Cancer with Art

10/23/2012

 Vishal Sandesara, Member, Chris4Life Young Professional Board   I probably spent three or four hours trolling the internet looking for really creative DIY ideas for ... Read More

Chris4Life's Young Professional Board

Chris4Life's Young Professional Board

10/19/2012

  Chris4Life Young Professional Board   As the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation blog continues to grow, a voice that will become more prominent is that of the Young ... Read More

HOPE

HOPE

10/10/2012

    I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer after I had just turned 41. My children were ages 9, 11 and 12. The thought I might not make it to see them grow struck fear in my ... Read More

My Husband Ronald

My Husband Ronald

09/17/2012

  May 2007, was the beginning of a series of events that would change the landscape of my family’s life forever.  For several weeks, Ronald had been complaining about stomach pains ... Read More

When Was the Last Time You Asked Anyone for Help?

When Was the Last Time You Asked Anyone for Help?

09/10/2012

  HELP! When was the last time you asked anyone for help? I’m not talking about asking your 6’7 son to grab something off the top-shelf, but really asking your family and friends to ... Read More

Living My Life

Living My Life

09/06/2012

  About one year after my open heart surgery to remove a huge clot in my heart from the chemotherapy port, I realized that not only am I alive, but I had this deep need to give back to my ... Read More

Chris4Life Fund Recipient

Chris4Life Fund Recipient

08/30/2012

    Words can never truly express our utmost gratitude and appreciation to Chris4Life in their kind assistance to us during my husband's struggle with stage 4 colon ... Read More

My Baby

My Baby

08/27/2012

  My Baby August 26, 2002, was a defining day for me.  This was the day that I was told after a colonoscopy that I had cancer.  “Well,” the GI doc said, upon entering the ... Read More

Three reasons to consider giving to Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation (or any cancer non-profit)

Three reasons to consider giving to Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation (or any cancer non-profit)

08/24/2012

  Three reasons to consider giving to Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation (or any cancer non-profit):   Reason #1: Colon cancer is common and it is deadly. I’m going to get ... Read More

FDA approves Sanofi/Regeneron colon cancer drug

FDA approves Sanofi/Regeneron colon cancer drug

08/14/2012

  (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it had approved the Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc drug Zaltrap for patients with metastatic ... Read More

Ten Years and Counting...

Ten Years and Counting...

08/13/2012

  Ten years ago, I had a 6-year old daughter, a happy marriage, and a thriving and successful career. What I didn’t know was that I was about to embark on a remarkable journey and ... Read More

FDA Approves drug combination for Colorectal Patients

FDA Approves drug combination for Colorectal Patients

08/06/2012

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Learning from Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Learning from Colorectal Cancer Survivors

07/27/2012

My summer involvement with Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation has been a very illuminating experience to say the least. Prior to my involvement with the foundation, I was unaware how prominent ... Read More

From the Desk of Michael Sapienza

From the Desk of Michael Sapienza

Washington, DC | 07/26/2012

Welcome to the Chris4Life blog, we are happy to launch some very exciting programs for all of you. Since we started Chris4life we have made some amazing strides in the fight against Colorectal ... Read More

Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

Events in Your Neighborhood

August 9

New Vintage Jazz & Wine Fest

Washington, DC
Join us at The FAIRGROUNDS for  The New Vintage Jazz & Wine Fest Read More »

August 23

Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Madison, WI

Madison, WI
The 1st Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Madison, WI Read More »

September 20

2nd Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk New York City

Roosevelt Island, New York, New York
The 2nd Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk New York City Read More »

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