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Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key congressional committee members send letter to White House pointing out contradictions in Medicare law, asking for the removal of a “counterproductive, inconsistent and unfair” policy involving cost-sharing for colonoscopy.  Alexandria, Va. – May 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to hear that President Obama received a letter today signed by several House and Senate members asking for a critical fix to Medicare law that could potentially save lives and prevent colorectal cancer. The bipartisan letter signed by several members of key congressional committees requested that the White House step in and remove the cost-sharing component to colonoscopy screening impacting Medicare patients – the issue addressed

Advocates from all 50 States Work to Turn Nation “Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr. 1, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Advocates from every state in the U.S. raised their voices this year as part of “Blue Star States,” a campaign by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance seeking to have every state issue a proclamation designating March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To-date, 46 states issued proclamations and two others published governor or state-issued letters highlighting the importance of screening and early detection of the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. This was the first time advocates from all 50 states submitted requests. “Advocates from across the U.S. stepped up and made colorectal cancer a national priority this

Fight Colorectal Cancer Appoints Anjee Davis to President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 21, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Amid a room full of advocates wearing blue for the final evening of Call-on Congress, the board of directors of Fight Colorectal Cancer appointed Anjee Davis as president. Davis became Interim Executive Director in October 2013. Since then, she took the One Million Strong awareness campaign coast-to-coast and led advocacy activities including the eighth annual Call-on Congress. As a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s (NCCRT) steering committee, she worked with leaders in the colorectal cancer community and quickly adopted the “80 percent by 2018” screening goal for the organization – a shared commitment with NCCRT, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), the

Five Colorectal Cancer Survivors To Attend 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 8, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Five research advocates from Fight Colorectal Cancer will attend the 2014 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, Calif. Jan. 15-18. All colon or rectal cancer survivors, the attendees will learn the latest research about treating GI cancers, including colorectal cancer, and offer a patient’s perspective to scientists and physicians attending the meeting. The attendees will also tour the campuses of pharma/biotech companies to see the latest drug developments firsthand. “Having a patient voice at meetings like the GI Cancer Symposium helps to bridge the gap between the physician, the researcher and the patient,” said Kim Ryan, Director of Patient Information Services at Fight Colorectal

Fight Colorectal Cancer Launches New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight Colorectal Cancer is proud to announce the launch of a new website at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.  The website uses a variety of videos, downloads, blogs posts and content pages to provide patients with medically-reviewed information regarding colon and rectal cancer and tools for advocacy. The website offers patient-friendly information to all who partner with organization including cancer survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, donors and policy makers. The site features: ·         Up-to-date facts, statistics and education about colorectal cancer ·         Information and resources for newly diagnosed cancer patients ·         Blogs highlighting the latest on colorectal cancer research and

President Carlea Bauman to Leave Fight Colorectal Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep. 23, 2013 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – President Carlea Bauman announced Monday that she will be leaving Fight Colorectal Cancer. She will be joining The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as its first executive director. Current Vice President of Programs, Anjee Davis, will serve as interim executive director as the board of directors considers future leadership needs. “Carlea turned Fight Colorectal Cancer into an advocacy powerhouse,” said Nancy Roach, founder and chair of the board. “Our policy work and grassroots energy have directly impacted access to screening and research funding. I’ll miss Carlea and wish her the very best in her future.” Bauman joined Fight Colorectal Cancer (formerly C3 – Colorectal

Getting Ready to Rally Again – Rally For Medical Research

OOOOh there’s something about a good ole’ fashioned Washington, DC rally that really gets us going. Next Monday you will find Fight Colorectal Cancer standing alongside many other health-focused non-profits at the Rally for Medical Research. Why? Well, we do have a thing for The Hill. But we’re participating to show our government that we too have a dream – a county that invests in a cure for colorectal cancer and supports medical research. If you’re in or around the DC area Monday, April 8, join us at the Rally for Medical Research. If you’re not around – keep reading for how you can get involved! You don’t have to

Partial Fix for Unexpected Colonoscopy Charges

Some people who go in for a routine screening colonoscopy (fully covered by most insurance) can end up with a surprise bill of several hundred dollars, if the doctor detected and removed one or more polyps. Under current law, Medicare beneficiaries must pay a coinsurance when their screening colonoscopy also involves the removal of polyps or other tissue—because it is reclassified as a “treatment” procedure. Additionally, while current law also requires most private payers to cover colorectal cancer screenings without cost-sharing (copays/ coinsurance/ deductible), private payers have interpreted the rules differently. Some private payers waive cost- sharing when a screening involves the removal of polyps or other tissue; others do not.

RECAP: Fight Colorectal Cancer on Times Square

We gave you a small taste of what happened on Friday. But today we’ll give you more! THANK YOU to everyone who promoted our One Million Strong Kickoff – either in NYC or from a distance. Remember – you can still take the pledge to become a part of One Million Strong. Get Behind a Cure. WARNING:  Awesomeness ahead – get ready for this! Success:  One Million Strong – Times Square Kickoff We made quite the “splash” for the colorectal cancer community. Just take a look: Extra, Extra… There’s a 20-foot Colon in Times Square! [press coverage] Turns out ladies and gents of the news media couldn’t resist a giant

Knowing the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

Knowing what the signs of colorectal cancer are and talking to your doctor about them – no matter what your age – is one of the key messages that Fight Colorectal Cancer President Carlea Bauman conveyed in her recent interview with Comcast Newsmakers. In the weeks leading up to March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Washington, DC, Comcast station is broadcasting this piece to make people aware of the disease, as well as the work that Fight Colorectal Cancer is doing locally and around the country. Comcast Newsmakers is a unique news program that provides community leaders with a platform to discuss issues and ideas important to the communities they

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