Rep. Dent makes VA appropriations request

Fight Colorectal Cancer commends Congressional Advisory Committee member Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) for: his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and his addition to an appropriations bill that would encourage the VA to use funding to research colorectal cancer (including looking into a less-costly blood test screening.) Read the full report (see page 48)…  Read More

New Bill in Congress Aims to Save Seniors' Lives

Legislation was introduced in Congress today that will correct an oversight to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires Medicare beneficiaries to pay coinsurance when their screening colonoscopy also involves the removal of a polyp or cancer. When a screening colonoscopy turns therapeutic, the cost to the Medicare patient is significant – $100 to $300 –…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer Coalition Endorses the “Fight Colorectal Cancer Stamp Act” (H.R. 893) Introduced by Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA)

This critical legislation will ensure that even in tight fiscal times, funding for life-saving federal colorectal cancer research programs can be sustained. Since President Clinton issued the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month over a decade ago, much progress has been made in the fight against colorectal cancer. Thanks to federally funded…  Read More