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The Mystery of Cost Sharing for Colon Cancer Screening

Posted on November 4, 2016


We know that screening for colon cancer saves lives. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final report notes that adherence to screening recommendations could prevent an estimated 20 to 24 deaths for every 1,000 Americans who take this life-saving step. The ability for screening to save lives – as well as money – is why the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private insurance to cover these preventives services without a deductible or co-pay. Read more

Top 5: Need to Know about 5-FU, the Most Common Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Posted on October 28, 2016


Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in your healthcare management.

This month, we hosted a webinar on 5-FU, the most common colorectal cancer treatment, where we explored the history and benefits, as well as the causes and treatment of toxicities that arise in many patients.

What you may not know about Fluorouracil (5-FU) may surprise you!

Couldn’t make the webinar? Read the Top 5 Takeaways and watch the replay for the information you need to know. Read more

Fundraising Spotlight: Thermo Fisher Scientific and Chris Huff

Posted on October 27, 2016


This month, we highlight the exceptional efforts of Thermo Fisher Scientific and their employee Chris Huff for the golf tournament they coordinated in honor of Chris’s daughter, Candace Hall. The tournament, which took place in July in Buffalo, New York, raised $6,175 for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s research efforts and was a beautiful example of coming together as a work family. Read more

Who’s In Charge of Saying Who Pays for Screening?

Posted on October 25, 2016

Once you know you need to get screened, the next question is which test is best and who should pay for it. That’s where the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) comes in, the group who is responsible for determining which tests your insurance is required to pay for. Read more

Welcome Marie Sanya, Operations/Accounting Coordinator!

Posted on October 17, 2016


Help us welcome Marie, a new member of the Colon Cancer Alliance family! As Operations/Accounting Coordinator, Marie will be jumping right into the administrative duties and accounting needs of the office. We’re excited to have her join the team!   Read more