New York City community health data showed the colonoscopy rate in the city increased from 42% in 2003 to 69% in 2014. Saying more work needs to be done, the American Cancer Society launched a new initiative, the NYC Community Cares Project, to offer free colonoscopy screenings for the uninsured because only half of this group is up-to-date on testing. "While there have been significant gains in screening our uninsured community, we are redoubling our efforts to address this persisting inequality," said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett.

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