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2012 Dialogue for Action: Improving the Health of our Communities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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On March 21-23, 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brought together 200 passionate people—doctors, nurses, surgeons, community health workers, staff of state health departments, insurers and more from across the country—all committed to increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening! [caption id="attachment_6897" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dialogue 2012 attendees discuss crc screening quality and cost."][/caption] The Dialogue for Action is a highly ...

Colon Cancer Screening Rates Down Among Obese White Women

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently released results of a study that found obese white women less likely than non-obese, white women or any African-American group to get screened for colon cancer. These findings mirror past results that indicate white obese women more unlikely to get mammograms or Pap tests. Obesity is a risk factor for both colon cancer incidence and mortality so the low screening rates among this group is especially alarming. One potential reason is ...

Join us in Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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On Wednesday, March 28, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy want you to make your voice heard in Congress in support of HR. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania would, if passed, correct a provision in current Medicare coverage policy that subjects older Americans to coinsurance if a polyp is removed during a routine ...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit ScreeningSaves.org

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website ScreeningSaves.org brings together organizations and individuals to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and to encourage those who are at risk to get screened. Here are the top five reasons why YOU should check out Screening Saves: Learn about colorectal cancer. Over 143,000 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2012. Yet, it is preventable, treatable and beatable! Visit the site to learn about colorectal cancer prevention, ...