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Read our blog to stay in-the-know about the latest SU2C stories, community updates, and science announcements.


March 23, 2021

My Colon Cancer Screening

Stand Up To Cancer employee, Frederick Johnson, shares his story, his experience undergoing a routine colonoscopy in the midst of COVID-19, and the importance of recommended screenings for this disease. Colorectal cancer, which occurs in the colon or rectum, is the second most common cause of cancer death in the US in men and women […]

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August 6, 2020

Meet the Scientist: Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD

As a 4th grader, one of Elizabeth Jaffee’s favorite books was the biography of Marie Curie, the legendary Nobel prize winning physicist, chemist and pioneer in the study of radiation. Though it may have been an unusual choice for such a youngster, Jaffee’s childhood fascination with Curie (“she’s probably the mother of radiation oncology”) was […]

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August 6, 2020

Patient Story: Elizabeth White

When Elizabeth White’s mother passed away from ovarian cancer in 2006, it changed the entire course of her young life. Though just a junior in college at the time, Elizabeth dedicated herself to cancer advocacy, and worked for various ovarian cancer associations over the forthcoming years. But in 2017, cancer rocked her life yet again. […]

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June 4, 2020

A Statement from Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is deeply saddened by the recent events in this country and we stand in solidarity with the countless Americans who are bravely and peacefully standing up to longstanding and pervasive racial inequality.

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May 26, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Catherine Mazzullo

“Knowing that Dom has already faced colon cancer makes me wary of how being exposed to COVID-19 could impact his health.” – Catherine Mazzullo, Wife and Caregiver

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May 18, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Ghecemy Lopez

“Now is the time everyone should be willing to accept help if it means keeping yourself safe.” – Ghecemy Lopez, two-time cancer survivor.

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April 29, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Katherine Stuart

“I’m taking things I learned facing cancer to help support others who are struggling right now.” – Katherine Stuart, currently in treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer.

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April 24, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Michelle Mallin

“The challenge for me as a cancer patient, is that my husband is a frontline healthcare worker.” – Michelle Mallin, currently in treatment for a rare metastatic sarcoma.

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April 13, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Vanessa Delle Monache

While Vanessa feels lucky to not be actively in treatment anymore, she’s still immunocompromised. To pass the time she’s been focusing on maintaining her health, spending time with her husband, connecting virtually with family and friends, and blogging.

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April 3, 2020

Inspirational Story Q&A: Dave Latham

Dave Latham, an employee at Stand Up To Cancer who is currently in treatment for metastatic cancer, says he has a lot to be thankful for, even amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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