Colorectal Cancer Press Releases
PROVIDENCE – Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition
AUSTIN, TX – Sept 1, 2021 –Beginning today, Texans 45 and older will have coverage for colorectal cancer screening, per a new state law that updates the age for such lifesaving screenings from 50 to 45 in accordance with
COLUMBIA, SC – June 16, 2021 – Even as recent as the last few months, as the overall spread of the virus has begun to decline due to vaccinations, roughly in 1 in 6 (16% patients) report a delay or interruption in their cancer screening schedule –
AUSTIN, TX – June 4, 2021– Today, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate bill 1028 which will ensure Texans can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45.
As the New York State Legislature approaches adjournment, ACS CAN is focusing on two pieces of legislation that can save lives and improve access to needed care.
AUSTIN, TX – May 18, 2021 – Today, the Texas Legislature voted unanimously in support of Senate bill 1028, ensuring Texans can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45 per American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines –
PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Gov. Daniel McKee will sign into law The Maryellen Goodwin Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, which ensures Rhode Islanders can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45.
AUSTIN, TX — April 23, 2021 — With overwhelming bi-partisan support, Senate lawmakers today passed SB1028 – a bill that will eliminate a major financial barrier for Texans to receive their preventive colorectal cancer screenings.
AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2021 – Sponsored by Sen. Huffman and Sen. Zaffirini, SB 1028 will be heard by the Senate Business and Commerce Committee today at 8 a.m.