Our Strategic Plan

The purpose of developing the strategic plan was to provide health professionals, professional organizations, policymakers, and the general public with a practical blueprint for increasing the practice of screening for colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and adenomatous polyps over the next decade.

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (Roundtable) was founded in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide:

  • strategic leadership
  • advocacy
  • long-range planning, and
  • coordination of interventions

targeted at reducing the disease burden of CRC through:

  • education;
  • early detection; and
  • prevention.

The Roundtable and its three work groups include:

  • CRC survivors; recognized experts in primary care, gastroenterology, radiology, colorectal surgery, nursing, public policy, epidemiology, and behavioral science;
  • patient advocates; and
  • representatives of health plans and insurers, government, and other organizations.

The Roundtable performed a literature review of published and unpublished data related to CRC screening guidelines, compliance, and barriers to adherence, as well as test effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Members of the three Roundtable work groups developed summary reports regarding professional education, public education and awareness, and health policy.

A drafting committee developed the ?nal strategic plan from work group reports, which was reviewed by the entire Roundtable membership, amended, and subsequently approved in ?nal form.

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