Patient Care & Community
No one should have to go through the process of colorectal cancer treatment alone. Chris4Life believes that colorectal cancer patients deserve the most comprehensive care available. Through COLONTOWN, The Chris4Life Resource DVD, Wellness Guide, and our Patient Support Program we hope to make this difficult journey less so.
COLONTOWN is a place where patients and survivors can interact with others who have experienced the difficulties of colorectal disease.
For more information, please visit www.colontown.org
COLONTOWN LEARNS LIBRARY
Click Here to listen and watch to the VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE by Dennis J. Ahnen, M.D. and University of Colorado Professor of Medicine and Reagan Barnett, Colorectal Cancer Survivor, Lynch Syndrome Awareness Advocate, and PhD Student in Basic Medical Sciences, University of Alabama, for an hour-long overview and discussion centering on two known hereditary, cancer-predisposing, mutations.
CLICK HERE to listen to the VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE of The Promise of Precision Medicine for Colon Cancer Treatment. Michael Pishvaian, MD, PhD, director of the Phase I Clinical Trial Programat the Lombardi Comprehensive CancerCenter, Georgetown University and chiefmedical officer for Perthera will be presentingan educational session detailing: The latest scientific advances that enable abroad-based molecular analysis of cancer tumors. How molecular profiling is rapidly transformingpatient care quality. The process for patients and their oncologist to understand which specific drug or treatment combination would work best for them.
CLICK HERE to listen to the VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE. Description: Sarah Cannon Radiation Oncology Physician-in-Chief Andrew Kennedy, MD, discussed metastatic colorectal cancer and answer participants’ questions during a live Chris4Life virtual roundtable which was on March 17, 2015. He was joined by a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor who has undergone the Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) procedure using SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres and shared her story.
The Chris4Life Colorectal Cancer Resource DVD is made possible through the Erica Paul Memorial Fund. The unscripted resource guide presents recently diagnosed patients with information from other patients, survivors, doctors, nurses, and social workers.
For more information, please visit www.chris4life.org/resource-dvd
The Wellness Guide "navigating your journey" is full of helpful information for colorectal cancer patients.
For more information, please visit http://www.chris4life.org/wellnessguide
Through our Patient Support Program, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation offers patients and their families access to an educational patient kit and a call-in line where they can receive additional information on support organizations and programs, and financial services. The Chris4Life website also features additional support resources such as advocacy organizations, clinical trials, latest research and news, and medical flight programs.
For more information, please visit www.chris4life.org/patient-mentorship
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
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