|Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event at the State House|
Join Care New England gastrointestinal health specialists at the Rhode Island State House for a special advocacy and screening event in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Teams from Women & Infants and Kent Hospitals will be on hand to address disparities and increase awareness about colorectal cancer screening in order to eliminate colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. The goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is to have 80 percent of Rhode Island adults screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. The initiative encompasses the pledge of more than 690 organizations to commit to reducing CRC as a major public health problem for adults 50 and older.