Federal Advocacy Priorities
Fight Colorectal Cancer is on the ground in Washington, D.C., educating policymakers and ensuring that the colorectal cancer community is represented when and where policy is created.
By 2030, colorectal cancer is projected to be the #1 cancer killer for those under 50.
This is not new. For the past several decades, young people have seen an increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses. But federal investment and innovation have not kept pace. As a result, over 60% of colorectal cancer patients under 50 are diagnosed at a late stage when the disease is challenging to treat, and there are few treatment options.
Learn about our Policy Priorities:
NCI Strategic Plan
Push the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to prioritize colorectal cancer by creating a strategic action plan for colorectal cancer research.
DoD Research Program
Increase game-changing colorectal cancer research by providing $20 million to create a Colorectal Cancer Research Program within the Department of Defense (DoD).
CDC Screening Program
Increase funding for colorectal cancer screening in underserved communities through the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program.
Funding for NIH & NCI
Increase funding for critical medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Build a group of relentless champions for the colorectal cancer community in Congress. Asking every member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus.
Remove out-of-pocket costs for Medicare patients who need a colonoscopy following a non-invasive CRC screening test.
Take action today:
Other Issues We're Fighting For
Oral Chemotherapy Parity
Access to Clinical Trials
Access to Biomarker Testing
Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Issues
Prevention & Screening
Access to Care
Quality of Care
Medicare and Medicaid
Pre-existing Conditions Protections
Annual & Lifetime Coverage Caps
State Advocacy Priorities
With advocates across the country, we can be on the ground advocating for policies that will increase access to colorectal cancer screening in every community. Learn about the state advocacy priorities we are currently monitoring.