Colorectal Cancer Press Releases
PROVIDENCE, RI – As today marks the start of the legislative session in Rhode Island, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives lawmakers can accomplish in the 2021 legislative session, pushing for overall better he
Congress approved an FY 2021 funding deal that includes an increase for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
he U.S. House of Representatives passed the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act unanimously today.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new draft guidelines today updating their recommendations for colorectal cancer screenings for average-risk populations. The new guidelines lowered the age to start screening from 50 to 45 and recommend continuing regular screening until age 75.
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted on an FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $5.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Half of the increase would be considered emergency funding and the other half would be divided among the various institutes, including a nearly $470 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
COLUMBIA, SC – July 21, 2020 – Despite national drops in cancer mortality and incidence rates, colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in South Carolina.
CONCORD - Five years ago this February, Merrimack’s Tracy McGraw underwent her second surgery to treat her Stage 3C colon cancer. Originally diagnosed in 2012 at only 46 years old, she knows that detection, surgery and additional treatment, saved her life.
AUSTIN, Texas – This fall, Texans on Medicaid with an average risk of receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis may have their screenings covered starting at age 45.
The U.S. House will vote today on a bill intended to bring down patient prescription drug costs. Several of the bill’s provisions are important to cancer care, including establishing an annual cap on Medicare enrollees’ out-of-pocket expenses, allowing some Medicare beneficiaries to spread out high-cost prescription cost-sharing over the course of the year, and expanding Medicare eligibility for low-income subsidies.
Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation that would ensure surprise out-of-pocket expenses are not a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for seniors on Medicare is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives this week.