COLUMBIA, SC – March 3, 2021 – Beginning today through March 12, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion will be lit blue for the first time in honor of colorectal cancer awareness month.
Colorectal Cancer Press Releases
AUSTIN, TX – March 1, 2021 – Beginning today, Texans covered by Medicaid with an average risk of colorectal cancer will have their screenings covered starting at age 45.
MONTGOMERY, AL – February 1, 2021 – As lawmakers prepare to dive into the first day of the 2021 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the new
Rhode Island Lawmakers Enter 2021 Legislative Session with Opportunity to Ensure Access to Affordable Colorectal Cancer Screenings
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.
New US Preventive Services Task Force Draft Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Lower Age to Start Screening, Will Save Lives if Finalized
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.
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.