Membership Overview

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (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 Roundtable’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 Roundtable comprises over 60 member organizations with expertise in the areas of:

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

How the Roundtable Functions

The Roundtable acts as a catalyst to stimulate work on key issues around colorectal cancer. The work of the Roundtable 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 Roundtable Steering Committee which oversees all Committees and Task Groups. Through the efforts of several Task Groups, the Roundtable advances initiatives that focus on:

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

A fundamental premise of the Roundtable 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 Roundtable 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.

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