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The Gut Check
  A quarterly newsletter serving the  hereditary colorectal cancer community
Issue No. 12 - June, 2016
Foundation Friend

The long days of light are here and it's a great time to let our minds wander and be creative! Here at the Foundation, we're using that summer mindset to plan some fun for the hundreds of families we'll soon meet at our upcoming events. And our left-brains are getting a workout with all of the research projects we're involved in. If you have a few minutes, you can learn more about these activities below - we'd love to hear your feedback!

We hope that your summer is off to a great start and you are finding time to enjoy some family fun. If there is anything we can do to support you, your family, or your patients, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Travis & Shawnie Bray
Founders
They're Paying Attention
The science of genetics is certainly evolving quickly. This is fantastic for our community - the news of progress increases the awareness among doctors. It's also sparking the interest of researchers. We are grateful for the opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from the following institutions, all of whom share our vision to improve the quality of life for those living with a hereditary cancer syndrome!
 



Paving the Way for Research
We are excited to announce that we will be speaking with the Food and Drug Administration on July 20th. Accompanied by several of our dedicated medical advisors, our goal is to help our regulators better understand life with familial adenomatous polyposis, so they will be better prepared to consider future treatments. 

Read our Letter to the FDA
HCC Family Days
Join us for HCC Family Days and learn:
  • How to use nutrition to improve your quality of life!
  • About medical advancements that are improving the quality of medical care.
  • How genetic testing and genetic counseling can prevent future cancers in your family.
  • About surgical options that save lives and prevent cancer. 
  • And how to discuss these important topics with your family!



July 23rd - City of Hope, Duarte, CA
October 22nd - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
November 5th - University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
November 12th - Geisinger, Danville, PA
We had our first Family Day in Chicago on December 5, 2015. To enjoy videos from this event please click HERE.

To host an HCC Family Day at your institution, please contact Shawnie Bray.
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