Seniors and the Screening Loophole

“But doctor, I thought screening for colorectal cancer was covered by Medicare!?” Our seniors are facing policy loophole that lands them with an unexpected bill. In a recent report, Colonoscopy Screening After the Affordable Care Act: Cost Barriers Persist for Medicare Beneficiaries on the colonoscopy copay issue by AARP, there continues to be a debate about what portion of…  Read More

Spring 2013 Newsletter

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Fiscal Year 2010 990

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Thank You For Seven Great Years

Seven years. That’s how long I’ve been at the helm of Fight Colorectal Cancer as its president. My experience with cancer seven years ago was limited to my father’s very brief and devastating fight with lung cancer and myelodysplatic syndrome. But since then, I’ve testified before Congress and the Food and Drug Administration, traveled to Europe…  Read More

Fall 2012 Newsletter

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Offers Input on Virtual Colonoscopy to FDA

On Monday, Fight Colorectal Cancer’s director of patient information services, Kim Ryan, attended a discussion panel hosted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) focusing on Gastroenterology/Urology and Radiological Devices on Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC). The 26-member panel discussed the risks and benefits of computed tomography colonography (virtual colonoscopy) for patients not experiencing any signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer. The panel…  Read More