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Facts movement
Raising awareness for a new way to fight cancer

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Why Music?

FACTS (Fighting Advanced Cancer Through Songs) uses the power of music to connect cancer patients and care givers with a powerful message about fighting cancer differently. FACTS is focusing on education and building awareness for this new way to fight cancer. Through the power of donations FACTS will raise funds so more people can access molecular testing and precision medicine clinical trials.

Music is therapeutic, helping us express ourselves and connect deeper with emotions like sadness, frustration, joy, and hope. The powerful messages and vibes we feel from songs capture us, reaching deep into our souls and helping us cope with life’s most challenging moments.


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THE Artists

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OUR MISSION

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We are actively looking for creatives and artistic individuals to join the FACTS movement. This includes musicians or singers willing to contribute their skills and abilities to create songs or contribute finished songs for future FACTS albums with proceeds going to the cause. Promotional artists who can help build awareness and drive interest in this movement today are also highly desired. We are also seeking visual artists who have a gift for conveying powerful messages in ways that breakthrough to the same advanced cancer patients we are trying to reach. In summary, if you are an artist with a big heart and passion for giving back, we would love your support.

The Artists


We're excited to have so much talent helping this cause

FACTS wants to thank and recognize the following artists for their amazing contributions to this upcoming album. All of these artists were selected based on two criteria: 1. They are super talented and gifted. 2. They have huge hearts and a strong desire to help their fellow humans suffering from disease. The world is a better place because of the music they bring. Please follow and support them!

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Shook Black

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Jenny Conlee

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Errick Lewis

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Mina LaFountain

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Peter Knudsen

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Joe Trump

MOLECULAR TESTING

We are all unique individuals, each of us having our own unique DNA. Drivers of disease are also hidden in our DNA. Cancer cells have mutations that are essentially mistakes in our DNA. That ‘DNA fingerprint’ can be exposed through new innovation in technology and science. ‘Genomic sequencing’ also referred to as ‘molecular testing’ can pinpoint the molecular drivers of disease, opening the door to new targeted treatment plans including clinical trials that can be more effective and less toxic than standard of care treatments like chemotherapy. This is precision medicine and the ticket to get there is through molecular testing.

Unfortunately, most advanced cancer patients don’t know about this. They don’t receive molecular testing because they don’t know about these tests, never ask for them, and doctors don’t volunteer to offer them. These tests can be expensive and insurance coverage can be limited. But things will never change fast enough if cancer patients remain silent and don’t demand these tests. We want to change that. Change starts with one cancer patient at a time demanding that doctors open up potential new treatment options by helping identify the real drivers of disease – deep in each of our DNA.

OUR MISSION


BUILD AWARENESS FOR A NEW WAY TO FIGHT CANCER AND BRING MOLECULAR TESTING AND PRECISION MEDICINE TO AS MANY ADVANCED CANCER PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE.

Today over 22,000 people worldwide will die of Cancer. Sadly for people with advanced stage 4 cancer that has spread (metastasized), this condition is generally incurable and almost always becomes a fatal. Chemotherapy can extend life but doesn’t extend the quality of life due to extreme toxicity. Median survival data is readily available on-line for most cancers that have become ‘metastatic’ stage 4. It’s bleak.

Precision Medicine is a new way to battle cancer. Instead of a one-size-fits-all therapy like chemo, precision medicine uses molecular profiling to reveal the DNA fingerprint of an individual’s cancer. With that data, doctors can diagnose and potentially treat the disease more effectively. Today, precision medicine isn’t the ‘standard of care’ for most cancers, despite President Obama’s ‘Precision Medicine Initiative’ or the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot project. Most advanced cancer patients are not familiar with molecular testing and the door remains shut to new options including clinical trials.

We want to change that. Molecular testing can identify the mutations in DNA that are driving the growth of cancer and is key to personalizing cancer treatment.

In 2014, Bryce Olson, the creator behind FACTS, was diagnosed with a very aggressive prostate cancer. Doctors commented that it was the fastest growing prostate cancer they’d ever seen. Median survival for metastatic prostate cancer that spread to the bones is 21 months. Bryce shouldn’t be here today according to the averages. But he is and he’s thriving. Bryce insisted on molecular testing which revealed clinically significant mutations in him that the standard of care didn’t address. Bryce, with the help of his doctor, used the data to find and break into a perfect fit clinical trial that could inhibit his driver mutations. The experimental drug worked. Bryce’s aggressive cancer has been shut down for two years and he’s nowhere near dying. We want to enable more outcomes like his.

We are actively looking for creative and artistic individuals to join the FACTS movement. From contributing tracks to our next Volume II release in 2018, broadening our reach into music festivals, or helping us build awareness and drive interest in this movement. If you are an artist with a big heart and passion for giving back, we would love your support.

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