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

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the California Senate Health Committee held a hearing for the recently introduced legislation, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State Assemblyman ...

Dr. Carol Burke on New USPSTF CRC Recommendations

Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG A Significant Departure: New USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Recommendations Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG President-Elect, American College of Gastroenterology Screening for colorectal cancer substantially reduces colorectal cancer ...

ACG Governors Take on Washington D.C.

On Thursday, April 14th, over 45 ACG Governors met with over 250 members of Congress as part of the 2016 ACG Board of Governors Washington D.C. Fly-in.  The two themes ACG Governors focused on were the illogical and inconsistent policies of ...

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Congress Needs to Learn From Katie Couric

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG shared Katie Couric’s unanticipated journey as a cancer advocate with Congress.  Ms. Couric’s work is the subject of a personal essay published in the American College ...

ACG Urges Congress to Support CRC Screening Legislation

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Each year, hundreds of public and private health organizations come together with one common goal of educating the nation about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. ACG urged ...

ACG Urges Vice President Biden to Promote the “80% by 2018” Campaign

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Monday, March 1st, ACG urged Vice President Joe Biden to promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month as well as the multi-stakeholder effort to have 80% of the eligible U.S. ...