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


October 2, 2022

SU2C Statement on Katie Couric’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

As co-founders of Stand Up To Cancer, we are well accustomed to expressing concern for those who are diagnosed with cancer. But when it happens to one of us, it gets very personal. We received the recent news of Katie Couric’s breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment first with concern, then with hope, and finally […]

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December 15, 2021

Meet the Scientists: Vinod Balachandran, MD and Benjamin Greenbaum, PhD

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused incomprehensible suffering and loss of life in the last few years. But if there’s a silver lining in this ongoing tragedy, it may be how the rapid discovery and implementation of the highly effective COVID-19 vaccine is fueling the momentum and continued research of similar personalized Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, […]

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March 26, 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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November 10, 2020

Why It’s Important for Immunocompromised Patients and Their Loved Ones to Get the Flu Vaccine

Recently we spoke with Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH (@AndyChanMD), lead researcher for the COVID Symptom Study App and SU2C Gastric Cancer Interception Research Team Leader, about the importance of the influenza (flu) vaccine and its impact on patients, especially those that are immunocompromised, cancer survivors, and their loved ones. What are your recommendations for […]

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September 21, 2020

Addressing Health Equity in Cancer Research and Treatment

Drs. Edith Perez, MD and Lori Pierce, MD discuss the importance of health equity, and the work SU2C and ASCO are doing to increase diversity in cancer research and treatment. “Everyone has the right to be healthy and is entitled to high-quality care,” Dr. Lori Pierce, President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), […]

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August 13, 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.

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August 13, 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.

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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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June 3, 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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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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