CRC News – Week of February 12, 2018 (Part 2)

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, February 16th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates

Registration is open – NCCRT Webinar, Tuesday, February 20th at 3:00pm ET:  Innovative Ways to Increase CRC Screening among the Underserved

This coming Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 3:00 pm ET, the NCCRT will be hosting a webinar on Innovative Ways to Increase CRC Screening among the Underserved.  This is a repeat of one of our most highly rated workshops from the NCCRT meeting last December.  The purpose of the webinar is to move beyond describing the challenges of reaching the underserved to showcasing innovative solutions, including using systems change to increase CRC screening in a multi-ethnic community; providing an example of how local health departments can team up with academics on community engagement; and partnering with emergency departments to reach rural residents who don’t have a primary care provider. The webinar will feature: Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Inclusion at NYU School of Medicine, NCCRT Steering Committee (Presenter/Moderator); Karen E. Kim, MD, Professor of Medicine, Dean, Faculty Affairs, Associate Director, Cancer Disparities, the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, NCCRT Steering Committee; and Jenna Hatcher, RN, PhD, MPH, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing.

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.   You must be pre-registered to join.  Registration is available here.

NCCRT Request for Proposals:

The NCCRT is pleased to announce a request for proposals to develop a web based training that draws from the best practices and lessons learned from the NCCRT’s Links of Care model. The Links of Care pilots, launched in 2014, sought to strengthen the relationships between community health centers and the medical neighborhood in the delivery of colorectal cancer screening and follow up care. Our goal is to provide local communities with online access to the framework, advice, and tools and templates needed to develop a strong collaboration between health centers and specialty providers in order to improve the delivery of colorectal cancer screening and follow up care for patients in need.

Please email Emily Bell, NCCRT Associate Director, ( with any questions related to the RFP. We also welcome your suggestions for potential vendors. Email notification of intent to apply and questions regarding the proposal are due March 23rd, 2018. The deadline for proposals is April 6th, 2018All questions and answers will be posted to this webpage:

Mark Your Calendars – Thursday, March 8th 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific – for a Live Broadcast! 

As we previously announced, we will be hosting a live broadcast from the “Blue Carpet” in Los Angeles to celebrate the start of March on Thursday, March 8th at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm Pacific.  The theme this March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast: Driving to Prevention.  We are partnering with Fight CRC, the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Exact Sciences, UPS, and others to leverage the voices of celebrities, survivors, and experts to educate people about colorectal cancer and the life-saving importance of screening.  Join us, as we feature Actor Luke Perry, Country Singer Craig Campbell, and many others who will speak from the heart about their connection to this disease and the importance of screening.  We are also excited to share that we have just added Emmy award winner and Telemundo Star Chiquibaby to the line up!

How can you be a part of CRCCoast2Coast?

  • If you are in the Los Angeles area, join us!  Register by February 20th.  Space is limited.
  • Send us your colorectal cancer screening PSAs for possible airing during the broadcast.  Email them to with “CRC PSA” in the subject line.  The format we need is: H264 (usually .mov) or MP4 1920×1080.  (Due to size, you will likely need to send through dropbox or other file sharing service).
  • Not going to be in LA?  Plan on viewing the event through Facebook Live on the ACS, NCCRT or Mayo facebook pages.  Share, like or comment on social media, or host a watch party.  Post pictures and videos on Twitter or Instagram using #80by2018 or #CRCcoast2coast.  Visit this website to learn more and for updates:
  • Those of you in the DC area can join us later in the month on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 20th as Fight CRC, ACS CAN and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) map out the road to 80% screened and beyond from Capitol Hill! (Part of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Call-on Congress.) Register to join us.

Tell us What You Are Doing this March

We want to feature your events that are helping to advance screening or raise awareness throughout the month of March!

  • Are you hosting an awareness event, gathering partners for a roundtable meeting or turning your city blue?  Let us know!   We’ll add you to our map on
  • Post pictures and videos from a screening event you host on social media. Post on Twitter or Instagram using #80by2018 or #CRCcoast2coast
  • Share a :30 second video about your 80% by 2018 successes on YouTube. Email the link to with “80% by 2018 Success” in the subject line.  View this video from the OSU PACE program, featuring Dr. Darrell Gray as an example.

AGA Call for Stories about Why People Get Screened

AGA, in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, is looking to share stories of why people choose to get screened for colon cancer. Centering our efforts around this video, AGA wants to motivate and encourage others to get screened for CRC by sharing screening stories across social media, as a reminder as to why screening is so important.

They are working to feature as many stories as possible to get more people screened for CRC. If anyone is interested in sharing and or working with AGA on this project, please respond to AGA’s Hannah Herrington with the following information:

  • Name and photos (please share photos that speak to your personal motivation for getting screened)
  • 2-5 sentences on why you get screened (feel free to include extra pictures, etc.)
  • 2-5 sentences on what you wish you knew before getting screened
  • 2-5 sentences on what you want others to know about getting screened

The stories (photos, videos) will be featured on the AGA Facebook page throughout the month and then shared in various other ways, such as through the AGA microsite, other social media handles and member communications. They are hoping to get as many stories as possible before March 1.  Thanks for whatever help you can provide.

Registration is Open for the 4th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit

The Colon Cancer Foundation and Northwell Health are sponsoring the 4th annual summit on Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer.  The theme of this year’s CME conference is “Why? What Factors Are Driving the Increasing Incidence of Young Adult Colorectal Cancer?”  The event will start April 26th 4:30 pm and conclude April 27th at 5:30 pm and is being held at the J.W. Essex House, 160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.  This event will bring together leading clinicians, scientists as well as early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors and caregivers from across the country. The program will provide extensive opportunities for participants to advance their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age in the U.S. and abroad. To learn more and register, visit:

Join the Colorectal Cancer Alliance For the Launch of “March Forth” in Philadelphia

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is launching a new foundation, March Forth, that has been created to focus on a city-centric approach to drive up screening rates and save lives from colorectal cancer.  The effort will start in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.  Today, Philadelphia has one of the lowest screening rates in the United States at 44 percent, so there is both tremendous opportunity and work ahead.  The launch will take place on Wednesday, March 21th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm at the Philadelphia College of Physicians, 19 22nd St.  RSVP to by Monday, March 12, 2018.  For more information, visit