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JAMA Study Finds Uptick in mt-sDNA Use, Drop in FOBT for CRC Screening

A longitudinal study that evaluated colorectal cancer (CRC) screening habits of average-risk adults found an increase in screening rates between 2011 and 2019, although it did fall short of the 80% goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Interestingly, the use of multitarget stool DNA test (mt-sDNA) increased between 2016 and 2019—once there was […]

Colon Cancer Foundation Supports S.4111/A4668 to Protect Patients From Non-Medical Switching

The Colon Cancer Foundation, in partnership with 65 other organizations, has signed a memorandum urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to sign S.4111/A4668 into law. S.4111 Breslin/A.4668 Peoples-Stokes, which passed both the New York State Senate and the Assembly in April and May 2021, respectively, with bipartisan support, is a bill that prohibits mid-year formulary […]

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USPSTF: Screening for Colorectal Cancer Should Start At 45

It is finally here! The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)’s final recommendation has lowered the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening age for average-risk adults from 50 to 45 years. This long-awaited final recommendation came a little over six months after the draft recommendation was released in October last year. This is a B grade recommendation, […]

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention Success in Kentucky: In Conversation With Dr. Whitney Jones

With activities in full swing across the U.S. during National Colorectal Awareness month in March, the Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) spoke to Whitney Jones, MD, founder of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project (CCPP, Louisville, Kentucky), about the foundation’s history, their success with flipping colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in the state, and their vision for […]

NYC’ Health Department Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Age to 45

Under advice from the Citywide Colorectal Cancer Control Coalition (C5), the NYC Department of Health has updated its screening guidance to recommend that adults with an average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) should begin screening at age 45. This announcement, which coincides with the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, comes prior to the […]

CMS’ Most Favored Nation Rule Stopped for Now

A seven-year model proposed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been temporarily restrained following multiple lawsuits filed by pharmaceutical corporations and physician organizations. The Most Favored Nation (MFN) model, which was scheduled to go live on January 1, 2021, is now stalled. The CMS Innovation Center announced the mandatory MFN model […]

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Initiate CRC Screening From Age 45!

The anticipated draft recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Task Force Services (USPSTF) is here…and it brought forth great news for the colorectal cancer (CRC) community. This independent panel of experts has proposed lowering CRC screening age for average-risk adults from 50 to 45 years. The B grade recommendation means private insurance plans must cover this […]

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USPSTF Draft Recommendation: Initiate CRC Screening at 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—which is made up of an independent expert physician panel who recommend preventive care guidelines—has proposed initiating colorectal cancer (CRC) screening at 45 years for average-risk adults. This is a B grade recommendation. Screening for those between 50 and 75 years remains an A grade recommendation and screening for […]