Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014 PCC Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, OR, is receiving the award for its ongoing efforts to remove artificial barriers that otherwise depress the number of patients who undergo potentially life-saving colorectal cancer screening colonoscopies. Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, Vienna, VA, and Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation, Chattanooga, TN, are recipients of the 2014 PCC Champion Award for providing dynamic community-based advocacy programs. Aasma Shaukat, MD, gastroenterologist and clinical researcher based in Minneapolis, MN, is recognized for her research involving colorectal cancer screening.
“We want to spotlight those who share PCC’s deep commitment to high-quality screening and display exemplary support of the fight against colorectal cancer,” says C. Taney Hamill, PCC board member and principal, Silopanna Consulting, Annapolis, MD. “The clinical and financial benefits of a colonoscopy are well-supported in the health care industry as a reliable screening tool to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.”
About the 2014 Champion Award recipients:
“The selection committee felt that Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation, Dr. Shaukat and Cambia Health Solutions have gone above and beyond to promote colorectal cancer screenings in an effort to save lives,” says Stanford R. Plavin, MD, vice chair of PCC and president and managing partner, Ambulatory Anesthesia of Atlanta. “Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in minority populations, and this year’s winners have achieved results consistent with the highest national benchmarks while serving a very large community.”
To view past Champion Award recipients, visit http://www.preventingcolorectalcancer.org.
About Preventing Colorectal Cancer (http://www.preventingcolorectalcancer.org)
Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) preserves the tradition of safe, comfortable and quality-based medicine. PCC is a not-for-profit 501(c) 6 advocacy organization with the primary mission to educate both public and private stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through promoting effective screening, prevention and care options for patients. Membership is open to all individuals and groups.