March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Carol A. Burke March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month How You Can Get Involved March 1, 2017 – Every March brings Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which serves as an excellent reminder for ACG members to spread the message of ...

ACG Update on Colorectal Cancer Screening Legislation: ACA Impacting State Law and Needs to Change

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California As ACG has updated you in the past, ACG is working with the GI societies and local advocacy groups to pass a California law prohibiting cost-sharing for a screening colonoscopy turning ...

Perspective: Dr. Renee Williams on CRC Disparities among African Americans

Addressing Patient and Physician Factors Contributing to Colorectal Cancer Disparities among African Americans by Renee L. Williams, MD New York University School of Medicine Dr. Williams is a Member of the ACG Committee on Minority Affairs ...

Update on CA Bill Seeking to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California This month, the California State Senate and Assembly passed the, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State ...

World Hepatitis Day: Demonstration Project Links Colorectal Cancer Screening and Hepatitis C Virus Screening

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, July 28th, ACG joined the CDC and other patient advocacy groups in commemorating “World Hepatitis Day.” To raise awareness to this issue, ACG urged Capitol Hill to pass ...

Updated USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations

On June 15, 2016 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued an update to its 2008 recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. The USPSTF writes: “The USPSTF found convincing evidence that screening for colorectal cancer in adults ...