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The Gut Check
  A quarterly newsletter serving the  hereditary colorectal cancer community
Issue No. 11 - April, 2016
Foundation Friend

Happy Spring! While the winter season may be a time for some to hibernate, we've been busy as bees preparing for this spring's release of new resources and events for our community. We hope you find them useful!

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
HCC Family Days
Do you want to gain knowledge that will empower you to manage your own health? Are you ready to learn how to be an advocate for your family?  Are you interested in meeting other families in your community? Please join us for a day of free education and activities!
July 23rd - City of Hope, Duarte, CA
October 22nd - Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
November 5th - University of Chicago, 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.
Where's the Lynch Guide???
As we approached the release of A Patient's Guide to Lynch Syndrome on March 22nd, we encountered an... opportunity. We learned that there was inconsistency in gynecological recommendations from various national guidelines.

So... we called in the best of the best! Karen H. Lu, MD, is the Co-Director for the MD Anderson Clinical Cancer Genetics Program and Director of the High Risk Ovarian Cancer Screening Clinic. She is a national leader in the cancer genetics field and has published seminal articles on hereditary gynecologic cancers. We are incredibly fortunate to be working with Karen as we finalize the Guide, which we expect to release in just a few weeks!
HCC Networking Meetups
Ann Arbor, MI
Third Thursday of each month
6:30 – 8:00pm

Chicago, IL
First Thursday of each month
6:00 – 7:30pm 

These monthly networking groups provide opportunities for you and your family to connect with others in your community, while also learning from medical experts. 

To start a networking group in your community, contact Travis Bray.
CEU Deadline Extended
The CEU deadline has been extended for our 8 hour webinar series entitled "Diagnosing and Treating Lynch Syndrome."

Participants, existing and new, can now earn CEUs from the NSGC through 11/30/17.

Coming soon...CAGC accreditation!
Lynch Series
Can You Spare a Few Hours?
We're working on a nationwide event for anyone concerned that their family history puts them at high risk for cancer, especially those who have limited access to medical care.

We are seeking volunteers to help plan the event. Specific skills needed include: advertising design, genetic counseling leadership, project management, public relations, and social media marketing.

Contact Shawnie Bray if you are interested in supporting this life saving event!
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