CRC News – Week of March 5, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates

We hope your March is off to a great start!  There is a lot to share about our favorite month.

Tomorrow:  Watch CRC Screening Coast to Coast on Facebook Live

We hope you will be able to watch our Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast broadcast from Los Angeles tomorrow, March 8th, as we kick off March Colorectal Cancer Awareness month!  We’ll start streaming from the Blue Carpet at 1:00pm Pacific/4:00pm ET, which you can watch on Mayo’s Facebook page.  The Coast to Coast Celebrity and Survivor discussion will start at 1:30pm Pacific/4:30pm ET, available through Facebook Live on the American Cancer Society, NCCRT, Fight CRC or Mayo Clinic Facebook pages.  Many thanks to our friends at AGA, ACG and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health who will be sharing the show on their facebook pages.  We hope others can as well!  Read last week’s blog for more information on how to watch, share, and support the effort!  #80by2018  #CRCcoast2coast

New 80% by 2018 Blog Featuring Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

A new 80% by 2018 blog is posted, featuring the 80% by 2018 National Achievement award grand prize winner, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic.  Read about their incredible work increasing screening rates from 14% to 64%, even as their patient base surged! Congratulations again to OKCIC, and many thanks to Kelli Guinn and Jessica Deaton of OKCIC for spending time with us to share how they achieved success.  If you or your colleagues would like to share the blog on social media, you are welcome to use our shortened URL ( and/or to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and

New PSA from Katie Couric

Many of you may enjoy Katie Couric’s new PSA.  We know Katie welcomes your use and sharing of the PSA to spread the word!  NCCRT Member organizations that are non-profits are invited to co-brand the video.  Please contact Jane Rubinstein with questions at  Also, follow Katie’s outreach efforts on colorectal cancer screening this month on Instagram and Twitter @KatieCouric.

New CDC Screen for Life PSA Videos

New Screen for Life PSAs use animation to encourage men and women 50+ to get screened for colorectal cancer.  Titled “Community Garden,” the PSAs are available in English and Spanish. Check out their website to view these very informative PSAs!

White House Declares March National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

I’m pleased to share that the White House has declared this March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Many thanks to the many NCCRT Members that reached out to the White House earlier in the year to ensure this was a priority.  Additional thanks to Kathleen Lobb of EIF’s Stand Up To Cancer for bringing this to our attention.

American Cancer Society Social Media Campaign #ShareYourScreen

The ACS North East Region is launching a #ShareYourScreen social media campaign for March.  From the name, you may think you are being asked to post a photo of your colonoscopy. You are not. You are being asked to share something a bit easier, but equally intriguing: a screenshot of your phone’s lock screen.  Here are the instructions to participate:

  1. Take a screenshot of your smartphone lock screen. To do so, hold down the home and top or side buttons for most iPhones, or hold down the home and power button for most Androids.
  2. Post the screenshot as a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram along with the following message: “I’m sharing my screen to help the @AmericanCancerSociety raise awareness of colon cancer screening. If you’re 50 or older, get screened! Now, I challenge you to #ShareYourScreen to keep this message going!”
  3. Tag up to three friends in the post, challenging each of them to #ShareYourScreen.

Please contact with questions.

New Resource on Do’s and Don’t of CRC Screening

Many thanks to the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and their many partners for creating this new resource, The Dos and Don’ts of Colorectal Cancer Screening.  In addition to ACS, the flier has been endorsed by the Georgia Association of Family Physicians, the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the Georgia Primary Care Association, and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.  Additional thanks to the Medical Association of Georgia for their work promoting the resource, including making it available on Twitter (@MAG1849).  Thank you to Kelly Durden for bringing the final product to our attention!

New Position Posted: Colorectal Cancer Alliance Medical Affairs Director

Our friends at CCA asked us to spread the word that they are looking to hire DC-based Medical Affairs Director.  Feel free to spread the word.  See this post for more details and contact CCA for more information.

CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease 2018 Student Research Paper Contest Deadline

CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) is currently taking submissions for its 2018 Student Research Paper Contest.  High school, undergraduate and graduate students, and medical residency and recent postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit work relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic diseases, including but not limited to arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Papers must be received electronically no later than 5:00 PM EST on March 23, 2018.  Additional information and detailed submission and eligibility guidelines are available on the PCD website.

NCCRT Request for Proposals to Develop a Links of Care Training:

As was previously announced, the NCCRT has issued 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. The deadline for proposals is April 6th, 2018

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. All questions and answers will be posted to this webpage:

Registration is Open for the Dialogue for Action Meeting

Each year, the Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention meeting brings together key stakeholders from clinical practice and public health programs to share effective strategies to improve cancer prevention and early detection.   Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.  We have confirmed that the NCCRT will be hosting a workshop on Leveraging Hospital and Health Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 11th.  Additionally, both the NCCRT’s Community Health Center Task Group and the Public Awareness Task group will meet at 4:15 pm, also on Wednesday, April 11th.  Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.  Please contact if you are able to attend one of the Task Group meetings.

Have a great March, everyone!  Many thanks for the good work you do.