Gastroenterologists Applaud Kennedy-Hutchinson Bill’s Renewal of War on Cancer

News — By on April 18, 2009 at 3:59 am

BETHESDA, Md. — The American College of Gastroenterology and its more than 10,000 physician members congratulate Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson today for the introduction of “21st Century Cancer ALERT (Access to Life-Saving Early detection, Research and Treatment) Act” and their vow to renew the war on cancer. The bill would help focus the national scientific agenda on tackling deadly rare and ultra-rare cancers, including pancreas and esophagus cancers, while bringing much-needed resources to the major public health challenge of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States although highly preventable through proven screening strategies. “As the physicians o…

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