The Colon Cancer Alliance CEO attended an FDA hearing and made a statement in support of Cologuard, a new, cutting-edge stool DNA test. This non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test will help make screening more accessible.
Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE, a recognized leader in the nonprofit and association industries, has joined the Colorectal Cancer Alliance as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). DiGioia brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions—as well as a personal interest in ending colorectal cancer—to the Alliance.
In an effort to move Hoosiers at-risk of colorectal cancer from awareness to action, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will partner with the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and the Little Red Door Cancer Agency throughout 2019 to screen hundreds of individuals in Indiana for the disease, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and provide follow-up patient navigation when needed.
Inside Anne’s Closet, a unique luncheon combining fashion and athletics, raised more than $275,000 on Monday, May 13, for national nonprofit Colorectal Cancer Alliance, which seeks to end colorectal cancer while providing life-saving programs, and the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, which will support screening efforts at local health centers. High-resolution photographs from the event are below.
According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, colorectal cancers are on the rise in adults under the age of 55. However, the recommended age to begin screening for colorectal cancer is 50, unless you have a family history. With no family history of colorectal cancer, the potential for diagnosis flew under the radar for both Lucas and Egan.
The Blue Hope Bash is the premiere fundraising gala of the Colon Cancer Alliance that brings together both individuals and corporations that are passionate about supporting our mission to end colon cancer within our lifetime.
Jerry Tillery joins the Alliance as its first Chief Impact Officer, a role designed to ensure continued success throughout the organization’s programmatic and operational functions as they reach a broader population.
The Alliance supports President Biden's nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli for Director of the National Institutes of Health Her innovative efforts in cancer prevention, early detection, and creating a national navigation program for childhood cancers are significant strides toward eradicating this disease. Her dedication is demonstrated further by initiatives to enhance data infrastructure and clinical research to benefit patients.
The Alliance’s LEAD FROM BEHIND initiative has been named Best Video in Public Service & Activism 2023 in the 27th Annual Webby Awards Internet Celebration. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Winning a Webby is an unparalleled honor and a remarkable achievement.
A federal judge struck down a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires insurance companies to follow U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines and cover the cost of certain preventive cancer screenings, including tests for colorectal cancer. If not paused or overturned, millions of people stand to lose insurance coverage for colonoscopy, stool-DNA, FIT, and other tests for colorectal cancer, the second deadliest cancer among men and women combined in the United States.
Since the launch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative in 2016, the cancer community has made measurable progress toward three ambitious goals: to accelerate scientific discovery in cancer, foster greater collaboration, and improve the sharing of cancer data. Today’s Forum, focused specifically on colorectal cancer, provides an opportunity to highlight the significant impact that increased screening and prevention could have on reducing colorectal cancer deaths.
During March the Colorectal Cancer Alliance seeks to raise awareness for the disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. New data estimates 153,020 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 52,550 will die from it this year, according to the American Cancer Society and the disease is on the rise in younger generations.
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance's LEAD FROM BEHIND awareness initiative, featuring Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, has been named a two-time Gold winner for Best National Awareness Campaign and Best in Special Projects for Health in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards.
BlueHQ, a new, online resource from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, fills a prevalent gap in patient support between busy physicians and bewildering internet searches. BlueHQ is the best way to learn, connect, and take action to improve outcomes.