Independence Blue Cross, Colorectal Cancer Alliance launch prevention program geared toward Black communities

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Independence Blue Cross and the Colorectal Cancer Alliance announced a cancer screening and prevention program which aims to address the decrease in colorectal cancer screening rates among Black Philadelphians since the pandemic started. 

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