Fight Colorectal Cancer Announces 2011-2012 Grassroots Action Committee Members
July 5, 2011 — Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 members of our Grassroots Action Committee. The Committee is a group of committed, engaged volunteer advocates who take action when asked. The Committee is the catalyst of our grassroots advocate community, and provides advice to help us achieve our strategic goals and objectives by empowering grassroots advocates across the country.
Nancy Roach, Fight Colorectal Cancer Founder and Board Chair, Responds to Inaccurate Washington Post Article
June 22, 2011 – It was very disappointing to see another inaccurate article published by the Washington Post calling important defense health programs earmarks [“House earmarks morph into ‘programmatic requests’,” news story, June 20]. The defense health programs are not earmarks. They are proven research programs that have the potential to reduce the billions of tax-payer dollars we spend on cancer care.
Fight Colorectal Cancer Hosts Congressional Briefing and Reception
March 30, 2011 – In conjunction with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Fight Colorectal Cancer, Olympus, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with several high-profile speakers, including Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tonya L. Adams, MD, a gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer survivor. The briefing sponsors are advocating for passage of legislation, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act, which would establish a national program under the CDC for colorectal cancer screenings and treatments. The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and in the House by Reps. Kay Granger (R-TX) and Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Fight Colorectal Cancer Presents Andrew Giusti Memorial Award to Research Advocate Pam McAllister
March 9, 2011 – In memory of a former Board member, scientist and colorectal cancer patient, Fight Colorectal Cancer awarded the first-ever Andrew Giusti Memorial Award to research advocate Pam McAllister “for activism on behalf of colorectal cancer patients and for focusing, like Andy did, on pushing for great science that will translate to patient benefit as quickly as possible.”
Fight Colorectal Cancer Endorses Life-Saving Legislation Introduced by Representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) Along With Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
March 7, 2011 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to endorse this bipartisan and bicameral legislation that will ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment by authorizing grant funding for states and local health departments. The “Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act” (H.R. 912/S. 494) will protect the men and women who are within the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening, but not yet eligible for Medicare. With an estimated 51,370 deaths last year, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. “We urge Congress to pass this crucial legislation to help us stop one of the few cancers that is preventable through early detection and screening,” said Carlea Bauman, President of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “Fight Colorectal Cancer is grateful to Representatives Kay Granger and Jim McGovern along with Senators Joseph Lieberman and Kay Bailey Hutchison for their leadership. This legislation is a crucial step in winning the fight against this disease.”
Advocates from Across the Country Kick-Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Calling Congress to Ask Legislators to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening
On March 2-3, 2011 advocates from across the country called their legislators urging them to support bipartisan and bicameral legislation that will ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment by authorizing funding for grants to public agencies and other entities. The “Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act” will establish a program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare. Doing so will bridge the dangerous gap for men and women who are within the recommended age for colorectal cancer screening, but not yet eligible for Medicare.
Colorectal Cancer Coalition Endorses the “Fight Colorectal Cancer Stamp Act” (H.R. 893) Introduced by Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA)
March 3, 2011 – This critical legislation will ensure that even in tight fiscal times, funding for life-saving federal colorectal cancer research programs can be sustained. Funding from sales of the new colorectal cancer stamp would go to: (A) 40 percent shall be transferred to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for colorectal cancer research; (B) 40 percent shall be transferred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for colorectal cancer control programs; and (C) the remainder shall be transferred to the National Institutes of Health for colorectal cancer research. Many men and women who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer attribute their survival to clinical trials and research funded by the government.
Statement by Carlea Bauman, President of the Colorectal Cancer Coalition in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2011 – “As someone who is committed to winning the fight against cancer, I was pleased to hear the President talk about the importance of innovation. However, it is counterproductive to proclaim that ‘this is our generation’s Sputnik moment’ while calling for a spending freeze for domestic programs.”
ASGE and the Colorectal Cancer Coalition Praise Affordable Care Act Provision for Coverage of Colorectal Cancer Screening
September 22, 2010 — The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Colorectal Cancer Coalition issued a joint press release calling on insurers to provide equitable reimbursement for preventive services like colonoscopies under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that take effect on September 23. Under the recently published regulations, health plans or insurers are given the freedom to impose cost-sharing requirements if, during a colonoscopy, a precancerous polyp is found and removed.
The Colorectal Cancer Coalition Announces our 2010-2011 Grassroots Action Committee Members
August 20, 2010 — The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 members of our Grassroots Action Committee. The Committee is a group of committed, engaged volunteer advocates who take action when asked. The Committee is the catalyst of our grassroots advocate community, and provides advice to help us achieve our strategic goals and objectives by empowering grassroots advocates across the country.
C3 Presents 2010 Congressional Champion Award to Representative Dan Boren
June 16, 2010 — This morning, C3 President Carlea Bauman and Grassroots Action Committee Chair Pam Seijo met with Representative Dan Boren (OK-2) to present him with our 2010 Congressional Champion Award. After losing his mother to colorectal cancer, Representative Boren became a champion on behalf of colorectal cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers across the United States and C3 was pleased to present him with our 2010 Congressional Champion Award in recognition of his leadership.
Carlea Bauman, C3 President, Testifies at House Appropriations Hearing re Need For Increased Colorectal Cancer Research Funding
May 20, 2010 — Carlea Bauman, President of the C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition testified this morning to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense about the urgent need for more funding for colorectal cancer research. Ms. Bauman asked the Subcommittee to fund the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) at $50 million in fiscal year 2011.
Advocates From All 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico Butt-In to Congress
March 31, 2010 – The 2010 Congressional Butt-In generated calls to Congress supporting H.R. 1189, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act which would create a National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Rona D. Yaeger, M.D. Receives 2010 AACR-Colorectal Cancer Coalition Fellows Grant
March 25, 2010 – C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition has awarded Rona D. Yaeger, M.D., a fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York the 2010 American Association for Cancer Research – Colorectal Cancer Coalition Fellows Grant.
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention Should Be Central to Healthcare Reform, Experts Say at Olympus/C3 Forum
January 28, 2010 – National Gathering Highlights Achievements in CRC Prevention and Identifies Opportunities to Expand Screening to Underserved Populations. Click on the release to view copies of remarks from Colorectal Cancer Coalition President Carlea Bauman and Policy Director Catherine Knowles.
C3 Helps Secure $15 Million for New Cancer Research Program
December 16, 2009 – As a result of C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts, $15 million for a new peer reviewed cancer research program is included in the final Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill.