PCC News 2013
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the sixth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue Brief #6, FDA Approves SEDASYS Device: Patient Education Critical to Understanding Sedation Device Limitations, addresses lingering concerns regarding the safety of the SEDASYS device when used for colonoscopy screening.
New PCC Issue Brief Indicates Health Care Reform Can Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Reduce Mortality Among Americans
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the release of another issue brief in its ongoing series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue Brief #5, The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Colorectal Cancer, examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands Americans’ access to health care procedures such as colorectal cancer screening, which will lead to more people undergoing routine screening for colorectal cancer. The brief also is designed to help patients navigate the sometimes murky waters of recent health insurance reform.
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.