Jason McGrath, President of BeScreened

This episode features Jason McGrath, President of BeScreened. Here, he discusses his personal battle with colon cancer and how it inspired him to be a colon cancer screening advocate in order to catch cancer as early as possible, saving as many lives as possible.


Jason McGrath's Story: From Colon Cancer Survivor to Screening Advocate

In this episode, we hear from Jason McGrath, President of BeScreened, about his personal battle with colon cancer and how it led him to become an advocate for early screening. McGrath's mission is to catch cancer at its earliest stages and save as many lives as possible.

From Veteran to Biotech Entrepreneur

Jason McGrath is the President of Beacon Biomedical, a company that produces a blood-based colon cancer test called Bscreen. McGrath's journey to biotech entrepreneurship began after spending years as an Air Force veteran and working as a Level One Trauma nurse. He then transitioned into the lab diagnostic space before starting his own direct-to-consumer platform called Cash Labs.

The Inspiration Behind BeScreened

Following his diagnosis with stage three colon cancer, McGrath founded Beacon Biomedical with the mission to help others affected by colon cancer. Bscreen is a national blood-based Eliza-based test that looks for oncoproteins, and can detect up to 94% of colon cancer cases. It is used as a guiding tool to get people to the gold standard of colonoscopies, as 35-42% of people are avoiding this vital screening.

Helping Others Through Education

As a colon cancer survivor, Jason is passionate about sharing his story and spreading the word about the importance of early detection and colonoscopies. He is excited to work alongside patients to find ways to increase exposure to colorectal cancer.

The Bottom Line

Jason McGrath's story is one of inspiration and determination. Through his personal experience with colon cancer, he has become a leading advocate for early detection and screening. With BeScreened, McGrath is making it easier for people to get screened and helping to save lives.


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This episode aired on 05/19/2023 and can be listened here.


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