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Below you’ll find all of our archived press releases, articles written by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), as well as research articles from external media sources. You can also search for a specific news item or topic by using direct keywords (for example, “CCFA research”) or by filtering the news by date or category.

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Olympian Carrie Johnson and Actor Ken Baumann Come Out to the Media About Crohn's Diagnosis

July 24, 2012

U.S. Olympic sprint kayaker Carrie Johnson and actor Ken Baumann shares their journey with Crohn's.

Team Hope: Changing Lives, Taking the Challenge

July 13, 2012

Eight leading IBD doctors, running as "Team Hope," will be suiting up for this year's national Team Challenge event: the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon. Many are members of CCFA's National Scientific Advisory Committee. And all of them started out as "relatively unfit people with no exercise regimen to speak of," according to Team Hope member Thomas Ullman, MD, a clinician and researcher at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Affordable Care Act Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the majority of the tenets of the Affordable Care Act. CCFA and its members have advocated for insurance reforms supporting increased access to care and therapies for all people with IBD and their families. The reforms in the Affordable Care Act reflect this important work.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Unveils State-of-the-Art Website Geared Towards IBD Patients and the Medical Community

June 28, 2012

New York, NY (June 26, 2012): The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is proud to introduce its newly designed website, www.ccfa.org.

IBD Treatments are Safe During Pregnancy

May 17, 2012

According to the newest data presented at the 2012 DDW, there is no increased risk of birth defects among newborns of women who take certain biologic or immunomodulator therapy to control their Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc CEO & President Gary A. Garfield Named First Ever National Take Steps Be Heard Walk Chairman

April 30, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is delighted to announce that Gary Garfield, President & CEO of Bridgestone Americas, Inc, will serve as the organization’s first ever National Chair for their Take Steps Be Heard walk program.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Named National Charity Beneficiary of the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon-Nashville

April 2, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America has signed on as the National Beneficiary of the Lady Speed Stick® Women’s Half Marathon presented by Publix held in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Announces New National Board of Trustees Chair and Three New Members

March 6, 2012

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is delighted to announce Maura C. Breen as its new National Board of Trustees Chair along with Donald Burke, John Crosson and Matt Leavitt, D.O., FAOCD as new members of the board.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Honors Three Scientific Leaders for Exceptional Contributions to Field of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

December 2, 2011

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is proud to honor three leaders in the field of IBD research and treatment on Friday, December 2nd at its 2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Clinical & Research Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

Do IBD Treatments Cause Cancer?

December 1, 2011

According to the newest data presented at the 2011 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference, the benefits of treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with the latest therapies outweigh the slightly increased risk associated with cancer.

Senate Resolution 199 supports first Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

December 1, 2011

The week of December 1-7 has been designated by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) as Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week in order to encourage all Americans to join in the effort to find cures for these diseases, help raise awareness and support research.

Panel of Experts to Examine Need for Expanded Research and Treatment Options

October 7, 2011

Congressional Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus Co-Chairmen Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., (D-IL) today (10/7) announced that the Caucus will hold its kick-off briefing on Wednesday, October 12.

Crohn's patients respond to J&J's Stelara in study

May 9, 2011

ohnson & Johnson's Stelara helped a significantly higher percentage of Crohn's disease sufferers than those who received a placebo, according to a study of patients who had not been helped by other commonly used drugs.

Safety Announcement Concerning TNF Blockers

April 14, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma or HSTCL), primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, as well as with azathioprine, and/or mercaptopurine.

Meta-analysis confirms efficacy of biological therapy for IBD

March 25, 2011

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) supports the use of FDA-approved biological therapies in patients with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis who have failed first- and second-line therapy or who are dependent on corticosteroids, researchers report.

Accutane for Acne: Not Always the Best Medicine?

August 24, 2010

Acne isn't an exclusively teenage problem. It can afflict adults as well, and it's especially problematic among people with IBD taking steroid therapy, which can trigger or aggravate the distressing skin disorder.

Stress may be an IBD trigger

April 16, 2010

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) commonly believe that stress can trigger their symptoms, and a new study suggests they may be right.

Finding the Funds for College

January 15, 2010

Are you thinking about college and concerned about its ever-rising costs? At CCFA, we understand the harsh impact of medical expenses on a family budget, but don't let fear of finances stop you from pursuing your educational ambitions to the max. You can certainly find ways to make college affordable, as long as you're prepared to do some serious homework.

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