Updates matching "Colorectal Cancer"

October 27, 2020

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.

July 31, 2020

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).

July 21, 2020
South Carolina

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. Black and Latinx communities across the state experience significantly higher rates of CRC as a

March 19, 2020
New Hampshire

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. Since her initial diagnosis, relapse, and long course of

March 12, 2020

DENVER, Co. – March 12, 2020 – The unpredictable and dynamic nature of COVID-19, also known as the “coronavirus,” is no match to the steadfast commitment of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s volunteers. While the virus and the elevated risk for those with compromised immune systems became a

March 3, 2020

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. Texas Health and Human Services recently updated its Medicaid policy to align with current American Cancer Society guidelines, which lowers the starting age

February 27, 2020

DENVER, Colo. – February 27, 2020 - Colorectal cancer is now the fastest growing diagnosed cancer among young women in Colorado and the single biggest cancer killer of men under 50 nationally. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends members of the Colorado House of Representatives for

December 13, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives just passed our legislation to close the colorectal cancer loophole. ACS CAN volunteers have worked tirelessly for years and it is thanks to their great work that this important legislation has now passed the House. Because of the loophole, many seniors on Medicare have been

December 12, 2019

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.