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Breaking Boundaries Program Honors Colorectal Cancer Survivors for Outstanding Leadership Achievements
Date:3/11/2008

treatment options, based on standard clinical factors such as tumor size and growth rate, regardless of their age.

"Colorectal cancer is primarily diagnosed in patients age 50 and over, so we need to ensure that these individuals have access to all available treatment options based on standard clinical factors such as tumor size, cancer spread to lymph nodes and tumor growth rate," said Dr. Goldberg. "Recent research, including a study I published last year, showed that combination chemotherapy after surgery is as safe and effective for patients over 65 as for younger patients."

Dr. Goldberg will present the 2008 Breaking Boundaries award to the exemplary colorectal cancer survivors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to breaking down the myths associated with chemotherapy for the treatment of colorectal cancer in patients 65 years and older. They are:

-- Carol Larson of Minneapolis, Minnesota - Recognized for her

contributions in patient advocacy. Carol was diagnosed in 1999 with

Stage III colorectal cancer, and has since undergone treatment with

surgery and chemotherapy. Looking for information and support, Carol

joined the Advocates for Colorectal Cancer (ACE), a patient-centered

support group affiliated with the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition. Now

she provides that support to others as a board member of ACE. In

addition, Carol serves as the 2008-09 co-president of the Ostomy

Association of Minneapolis.

-- Kate Murphy of Skaneateles, New York - Recognized for her service to

the online colorectal cancer community. Kate was diagnosed with Stage I

colorectal cancer in 2007, her third bout of colon cancer. Since being

diagnosed, she has been devoted to working with the Association of

Cancer Online Resources to provide information and support through its

integrated system of online discussion groups. Kate he
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