Colorectal Cancer Press Releases
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a publication today to illustrate health disparities across the cancer continuum and discuss public policy strategies to address those disparities. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook illustrates the scope of cancer disparities that exist in the United States.
State lawmakers across the country are missing important opportunities to pass and implement proven legislative solutions to prevent and fight cancer, according to a report released today by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality grades states on the strength of evidence-based policies that help to prevent cancer, which kills roughly 1,670 people a day nationwide, forces patients to pay nearly $4 billion in out-of-pocket expenses every year and in 2015 cost the country more than $80 billion in direct medical expenditures.
Washington, D.C. – The American Cancer Society published new guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings today that state screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 for people at average risk.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in California. Awareness is key because this is a cancer that is treatable, curable, and in many cases, completely preventable.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and ACS CAN staff and volunteers will be urging lawmakers to support and pass the “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act” (H.R. 1017 and S. 479) – a bill that would eliminate cost-sharing during a routine screening colonoscopy when a polyp is removed.
Columbia, SC – December 11, 2017 – Senator Thomas Alexander was awarded the National Award for Distinguished State Leadership, a prestigious honor bestowed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable which was co-founded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for D
A majority of states are missing critical opportunities to pass and implement legislative solutions proven to prevent and fight cancer, according to the 15th annual How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality.
Sacramento, CA – The voices of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones are making a difference at the Capitol as evidenced by the critically-important cancer-fighting policies that passed the Legislature in 2016.
COLUMBIA, SC – June 14, 2017 – Funding for two programs critical to addressing South Carolina’s cancer burden has been included in the state budget signed by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C – March 1, 2017 – Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would help eliminate cost as a barrier for seniors on Medicare trying to access lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings.