Colorectal Cancer Screening Programs Must Address Unique Barriers of African American, Hispanics

Tara Keihanian, MD, MPH Poster 551 Colorectal Cancer Screening Barriers Among Minorities in the United States: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Author Insight from Tara Keihanian, MD, MPH, Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami What’s ...

Shocker: High Quality Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG A study published this week concluded that higher quality colonoscopies in terms of better adenoma detection were associated with as high as 50 to 60 percent lower lifetime risk for colorectal cancer incidence ...

Good News, Bad News: Colorectal Cancer Screening is Up But A Quirk in the Law and Forthcoming Reimbursement Cuts Could Derail Hardwon Progress in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG Here’s some good news: Use of lifesaving colorectal screening tests is on the upswing according to American Cancer Society investigators who tracked data from the National Health Interview Survey and found that ...

New Demonstration Project Links Colorectal Cancer Screening to Discussion and Testing for Hepatitis C

A key feature of new legislation introduced in April is an innovative Medicare demonstration project which authorizes a colonoscopy pre-screening visit and an opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries to discuss hepatitis C screening with their ...

Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman Richard Neal Introduce SCREEN Act: Bill Reduces Barriers for Medicare Beneficiaries to Colorectal Cancer and Hepatitis C Screening

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced the “Supporting ColoRectal Examination and Education Now (SCREEN) Act” (S. 1079/H.R. 2035), which eliminates barriers to potentially lifesaving ...