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Colon Health Alert: New Colonoscopy Technology

Posted on March 26, 2014

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A colonoscopy remains the best available procedure for detecting and removing pre-cancerous polyps; however, due to both technique and viewing area, studies have shown that some polyps may be missed. EndoChoice has developed a new colonoscope called Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ (Fuse™) that uses multiple cameras to create a panoramic view, allowing GIs to see more of the tract. 

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340B Drug Pricing Program: What You Need To Know

Posted on March 25, 2014

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Living with cancer takes a toll on anyone, but it can be especially devastating for uninsured and low-income patients. That’s why the 340B Drug Pricing Program is such an important issue. Congress created this program in 1992 to help improve access to medical services for this population. The program works by providing discounted prescription drugs to hospitals and clinics that serve high numbers of uninsured, low-income patients. Since the program’s creation, however, concerns have grown about whether the 340B program has strayed from its original purpose. Read more

PillCam COLON Update: Your Questions Answered

Posted on February 24, 2014

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We were thrilled to see all the conversation around the recent announcement about the FDA clearance of Given Imaging’s PillCam COLON as a new colon exam tool. Because we want to be able to address your questions directly, we circled back with Given Imaging to get them answered by the pros. Check out these frequently asked questions and always remember to speak to your doctor about your medical and health-related questions related to your colon exam.  Read more

Colon Health Alert: New Colon Exam Tool Approved

Posted on February 3, 2014

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Today, Given Imaging Ltd announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared PillCam® COLON as a new way to view the colon. The Colon Cancer Alliance welcomes PillCam COLON as an additional colon exam choice. When detected early, colon cancer is largely preventable. Through advancements like this, we’re one step closer to fulfilling our mission of knocking colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Read more

A Letter to the President

Posted on December 16, 2013

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Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting he issue a presidential proclamation designating March 2014 National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. 146 members of Congress signed onto the letter in support of Rep. Payne, Jr.’s efforts.

Earlier this year, Rep. Payne, Jr. introduced House Resolution 69 designating March 2013 as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Check out the letter to President Obama below & find out how you can get involved with turning your state blue. Read more

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