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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Drug Shortages and the Impact on Clinical Care

Stanford Plavin Stanford R. Plavin
PCC Vice Chair

PCC's mission is to encourage key stakeholders, most importantly patients, to get the colorectal cancer screenings, treatment options and care that they richly deserve and need. Find out how drug shortages have had an impact on this mission.

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Issue Brief Series: Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer

PCC has launched a series of issue briefs for consumers, physicians and other interested parties in an effort to promote colorectal cancer screenings and prevention, industry standards and current legislation impacting the industry and ultimately patients.

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PCC Names Champions of Colon Cancer Prevention

Prevention Ribbon
PCC has awarded the prestigious 2012 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention to three commendable medical practices.

The annual award was launched in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or who most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.

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CDC Guidelines: Often Misunderstood or Forgotten

David Johnson David A. Johnson, MD, FACG, FASGE

Colon cancer screening should be a top priority. This disease is treatable, beatable and preventable! Here is an overview of new guidelines for providers and patients.

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On the Hill: Colorectal Cancer Legislative Roundup

Randall Madry
PCC Executive Director

Several interesting colorectal cancer bills are circulating in our nation’s capital, some of which could have a significant impact on consumers and physicians.

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In the News

  • CDC: Room for Improvement in Cancer Screening Rates
  • Colonoscopy Cuts CRC Death Risk in Half
  • Colonoscopy Screenings Down During Recession
  • Eat Fish and Fight Off Cancer

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