Learn About and Apply for Membership

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of organizations working together to advance colorectal cancer control efforts. The NCCRT, established by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1997, includes public organization, private organizations, voluntary organizations, and invited individuals dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, and advocacy. The ultimate goal of the NCCRT is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate.

NCCRT members enjoy benefits and services designed to magnify the impact that each organization can have in their efforts to defeat this disease. Members can learn about the latest news, events, tools, and resources via regular email updates. Members can attend the NCCRT Annual Meeting to share ideas, get up-to-date information about screening, and wrestle with pressing issues. Lastly, the NCCRT offers its members a place to work together on various initiatives designed to leverage each others talents and address pressing needs in the area of colorectal cancer screening.

Review the membership information below and complete the Membership Application form to submit your application for membership. Please be sure to complete the entire form.

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Members are expected to attend at least one meeting per year, in order to maintain membership. There are no dues or fees. Members are encouraged to actively participate on one of our many committees or task groups:

Committees:

  • Bylaws Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Steering Committee

Task Groups:

  • Community Health Centers
  • Evaluation & Measurement
  • Family History & Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
  • Policy Action
  • Professional Education & Practice Implementation
  • Public Awareness & Social Media
  • Quality Assurance

The committees focus on maintaining the structure and function of the NCCRT; task groups focus on producing materials, products or studies or convening meeting to advance issues or areas of interest and impact. The work is most often conducted by conference calls or email exchange with an occasional in-person meeting.

Generally, NCCRT members find that the more they put into the NCCRT, the more they get out of it.

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations, and invited individuals dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S. through:

  • coordinated leadership;
  • strategic planning; and
  • advocacy.

The NCCRT’s ongoing mission is to reduce the incidence and mortality from this disease by achieving screening rates for colorectal cancer that are equivalent to screening rates for other cancers.

It takes many voices to create an effective coalition – a coalition committed to raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. The NCCRT comprises over 100 member organizations with expertise in the areas of:

  • colorectal cancer prevention;
  • diagnosis;
  • treatment;
  • patient support; and
  • education.

How the NCCRT Functions

The NCCRT acts as a catalyst to stimulate work on key issues around colorectal cancer. The work of the NCCRT is guided by its strategic plan with direction and input from an active Steering Committee. Both the ACS and the CDC are permanent members of the NCCRT Steering Committee which oversees all committees and task groups. Through the efforts of several task groups, the NCCRT advances initiatives that focus on:

  • provider education;
  • public education;
  • health policy;
  • quality; and
  • disparities issues.

A fundamental premise of the NCCRT is that collective action among the member organizations will be more successful in reducing the burden of disease, and reducing that burden faster, than if we worked alone. A core principle of the NCCRT is that it will not duplicate or take on roles of member organizations, but rather fulfill those roles that would otherwise go undone.

Together members work hard to share information, identify needs and opportunities, and address gaps in research, programs, activities, and services relating to colorectal cancer. The strength of such a partnership, united in mission, enhances the work of each member and thus effectively furthering the cause of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection in the United States.

The NCCRT consists of member organizations and invited individuals who reflect a broad involvement in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. Applications for membership will be reviewed by the NCCRT Membership Committee and submitted to the NCCRT Steering Committee for approval.

General Criteria for Membership

Organizations or invited individuals must meet one or more of the following criteria listed below to be considered for membership:

  • Have a strong interest in reducing colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality;
  • Have outstanding expertise and reputation in colorectal cancer information and research;
  • Have special expertise in colorectal cancer prevention, early detection and treatment;
  • Have the ability to deliver colorectal cancer education; and
  • Have the ability to deliver colorectal cancer screening services.

Categories of Membership

Members of the NCCRT are grouped into three categories:

  • organizational/institutional;
  • invited individuals; and
  • corporate.

Organizational/Institutional Membership

  • medical professional organizations;
  • federal agencies;
  • cancer centers;
  • state health departments;
  • hospitals;
  • advocacy organizations; and
  • voluntary organizations.

Member organizations shall designate a representative member and an alternate member. Each member organization shall have full membership rights including the right to attend NCCRT meetings, to participate in discussion, to vote, to be a candidate for elective office, and to accept appointment to committees and task groups. Members with governmental affiliation (designated as non-advocacy members) will abstain from voting on policy issues.

Individual Membership includes invited individuals with outstanding expertise in reducing colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality, and a commitment to quality of life for colorectal cancer survivors. Individual members shall have all of the participatory benefits of organizational/institutional members. Individuals must be invited to apply.

Corporate Membership

Companies and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to:

  • colorectal education; and
  • screening.

They may also make products that aid colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment (the efficacy of these products must be supported by scientific research).

Corporate associates shall have all of the participatory rights of organizational or institutional members with the exception of voting rights and or the right to serve as an elected officer of the NCCRT. Corporate members are, however, encouraged to seek and accept appointments to task groups and vote on matters within that task group.

  • Membership Categories

    • Have a strong interest in reducing colorectal cancer morbidity and mortality
    • Have special expertise in colorectal cancer information and research
    • Have a special expertise in colorectal cancer prevention, early detection and treatment
    • Have the ability to deliver CRC education
    • Have the ability to deliver CRC screening services
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The following form will be used to gather information in order to process your membership application. Be sure to complete the entire form.

Pledge your commitment to 80% by 2018

80% by 2018 is a movement in which more than 1,500 organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. If you haven’t already pledged your support, please visit http://nccrt.org/pledge to make your commitment.

Applicants will be notified within 6-8 weeks. We appreciate your patience as we work with a volunteer committee to review applications. Please submit any questions to nccrt@cancer.org.