Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the NCCRT?
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts by improving communication, coordination, and collaboration among health agencies, medical-professional organizations, and the public. The ultimate goal of the Roundtable is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate.
I have a suggestion or recommendation that I would like to share with the Roundtable. How might I do that?
If you have an idea, a suggestion or a recommendation regarding colorectal cancer that you would like to share with the Roundtable, please send us the suggestion on our contact page.
I represent an organization. How can I join the Roundtable?
It takes many voices to create an effective coalition – a coalition committed to increasing the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. The Roundtable is comprised of Member Organizations and invited individuals who reflect a broad involvement in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. If your organization is interested in becoming a member of the Roundtable, please visit our Membership Overview and download an application.
I am an individual who wants to get involved. Is the Roundtable a good fit for me?
We appreciate the strong, heartfelt interest many individuals feel in their desire to work toward the elimination of suffering from colorectal cancer. The Roundtable is an organization in which the membership is made up primarily of other organizations. Individual members are the exception, and we aren’t really geared toward individual advocacy efforts. While Roundtable membership is not a perfect fit for most individuals, individuals should feel free to get in touch with Member Organizations, such as, Colorectal Cancer Coalition, The Colon Cancer Alliance, or the American Cancer Society, which are better suited to putting the energy of individuals to good use.
I’d like to make a donation to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. How do I do that?
You can send a check made out to the American Cancer Society and be sure to put “National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable” in the memo line. The check should be mailed to Mary Doroshenk, MA, Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004. Please note that we are not set up to receive online donations at this time.
I’ve just been diagnosed with colon cancer. Can the Roundtable help me?
If you or someone you know needs information regarding colon cancer, information may be found by exploring the resources offered by Roundtable Members. Links to organization websites are included, many of whom are specifically set up to assist those who are recently diagnosed.
I need information about colon cancer.
If you or someone you know needs information regarding colon cancer, general information may be found by exploring the resources offered by Roundtable Members. Links to organization websites are included.
I need information about rectal cancer.
If you or someone you know needs information regarding rectal cancer, general information may be found by exploring the resources offered by Roundtable Members. Links to organization websites are included.
What is the Blue Star?
The Blue Star raises awareness about how to prevent colorectal cancer, the nation’s third-leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. The Roundtable encourages organizations to incorporate the Blue Star and the universal message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable into their communications and awareness efforts. For more information on the Blue Star, click here.
I’d like to use the Blue Star. Do I need to seek permission from the Roundtable?
The Blue Star colorectal cancer symbol is free and available for all to use. It is not necessary to seek permission to use it from the American Cancer Society or the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. We ask that you abide by the usage guidelines in order to maintain the impact of the symbol, which you attached in your email. We also ask that the symbol not be trademarked. When the blue star logo was created, the Roundtable made a business decision not to trademark the symbol with the hope that colon cancer organizations around the world would use it, and it would become like the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness and the red ribbon for AIDS awareness. You can follow the Blue Star by joining the Blue Star Group on Facebook. For more information visit bluestarforcoloncancer.org.
I need high resolution art work for the Blue Star. How can I get that?
You can download high resolution artwork for the Blue Star here.
How do I order Blue Star pins?
American Cancer Society – 1-800-227-2345; Colon Cancer Alliance at ccalliance.org Colorectal Cancer Coalition at fightcolorectalcancer.org. For bulk purchases of pins, Pennington Promotions offers Roundtable Members bulk purchase pricing. Please click here to see prices.
How can I send you a message?
Please use the form on our Contact Us Page.