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CRC News: March 28, 2019

Hello 80% Partners, We hope you are enjoying the final days of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! We have lots of news to share. 80% [...]

CRC News: March 28, 2019

Hello 80% Partners, We hope you are enjoying the final days of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! We have lots of news to share. 80% [...]

CRC News: February 28, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members, This week marks the start of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we have lots of news to share. One Week Out! [...]

CRC News: February 19, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners, We have several exciting updates to share with all of you. Congratulations to the 2019 80% by 2018 National [...]

CRC News: February 5, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners, We have several exciting updates to share with all of you. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Short Video Opportunity Do [...]

CRC News: January 23, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners, We hope you are staying warm this winter! We have several exciting updates to share with all of you. [...]

CRC News: December 19, 2018

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners, At this time of year, we are reflecting on how grateful we are for our members and partners. You [...]

CRC News: November 29, 2018

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners, We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have several exciting updates to share with you. We are Launching [...]

CRC News: October 23, 2018

We hope you are enjoying early fall!  Nominations for the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards Are Open! The NCCRT is pleased to announce that [...]

CRC News: September 28, 2018

We hope everyone is having a good fall and for those of you affected by Florence, that you are safe and recovering.  There’s a lot [...]

CRC News: Week of August 6, 2018

We hope you are having a good summer!  Here are some news items to share with all of you. Last Call:  Invitation to Sign on [...]

CRC News: Week of July 23, 2018

We hope your summer has been going well!  We have some news items to share with all of you. New NCCRT CRC Screening Best Practices [...]

CRC News: Week of July 16, 2018

We hope you summer has been going well!  We have some news items to share with all of you. Register for Today’s July 18th 2:00pm [...]

CRC News: Week of June 18, 2018

We hope you have had a good week.  We have some news items to share with all of you. New Resource!  NCCRT Risk Assessment and [...]

CRC News: Week of June 11

We hope you have been having a good week.  We have some news items to share with all of you. Register for June 19th 3:00pm [...]

Special CRC News: ACS Issues New CRC Screening Guideline

May 30, 2018 - This morning the American Cancer Society released a new colorectal cancer screening guideline, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  [...]

CRC News – Week of May 21

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, May 25, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates. [...]

CRC News – Week of April 30

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

Request for Proposals – 80% by 2018 “Glossy” Report

80% by 2018 National Colorectal Cancer Screening Campaign: “Glossy” Report of Activities, Successes, and Lessons Learned The NCCRT is pleased to announce a competitive bid process [...]

CRC News – Week of April 16

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

Welcome Sabine Louise Petra Bell!

The NCCRT family is pleased to share the news that Emily Bell and her husband, Griff, welcomed Sabine Louise Petra Bell into the world on [...]

CRC News – Week of March 26, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, March 30th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of March 19, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CDC releases new CRC publications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the following new publications for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: A one-pager, Colorectal Cancer: Quick Facts, [...]

HEDIS 2016 CRC Screening Rates Now Available

The NCQA produces The State of Health Care Quality Report every year to focus on key quality issues the United States faces and to drive improvement [...]

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 [...]

CRC News – Week of February 26, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

Congratulations to the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award winners!

The NCCRT has recognized seven organizations with the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to [...]

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 [...]

Request for Proposals

Colorectal Cancer Screening Links of Care Web-Based Training The NCCRT is pleased to announce a request for proposals to develop a web-based training to share [...]

CRC News – Week of February 12, 2018 (Part 1)

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Monday, February 12th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of January 29, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Wednesday, January 30th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of January 22, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, January 26th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of January 15, 2018

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of December 11, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of November 27, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of November 13, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, November 17th, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of October 30, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of October 23, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Monday, October 23rd, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

Collaboration to promote 80% by 2018 and colorectal cancer awareness wins prestigious SCOPY Award

The NCCRT, the American Cancer Society, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Stand Up To Cancer, the Mayo Clinic, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Exact Sciences and many other [...]

Request for Proposals

Promising Practices for Medicaid-based Colorectal Cancer Control Activities The NCCRT is pleased to announce a request for proposals to develop a resource that will improve [...]

CRC News – Week of October 2, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of September 18, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, September 21st, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email [...]

Tools to promote CRC screening during Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th to October 15th!  If you are conducting any initiatives related to the month, we encourage you to consider [...]

CRC News – Week of September 11, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC News – Week of August 14, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, August, 18th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email [...]

CRC screening rates reach 39.9% in FQHCs in 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently reported 2016 Uniform Data System (UDS) data shows significant gains in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in [...]

CRC Death Rates Rising in People Under 55

Although the risk of colorectal cancer remains low for young and middle-aged adults, rising mortality strongly suggests that the increase in incidence is not only [...]

New CRC Screening Recommendations from the Community Guide

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) now recommends multicomponent interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening. Multicomponent interventions or using a combination of interventions, to [...]

$500,000 awarded to help reduce CRC disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native populations

The American Cancer Society has awarded $100,000 in grants to five community health centers across the country to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in American Indian [...]

CRC News – Week of July 10, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, July, 14th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email [...]

New CDC report shows incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer higher in rural America

A new study published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows slower reduction in cancer death rates in rural America (a decrease of 1.0 percent per [...]

CRC News – Week of June 26, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on June 27th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email updates. [...]

Map Resource: National Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Health Centers by State (2015)

In August 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reported the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) colorectal cancer screening rates for the nation’s federally [...]

Sponsorship Opportunities: 2017 NCCRT Annual Meeting & 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards

There is incredible momentum around 80% by 2018, with our 1,500th pledge recently signed and an expectation of record attendance at our annual meeting, again this year. [...]

CRC News – Week of June 19, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, July, 20th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email [...]

New Multisociety Task Force Recommendations for CRC Screening

The Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening released new recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The task force, made up of representatives from the American [...]

CRC News – Week of June 5, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on June 8th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email updates. [...]

Celebrating the life of Karen Walsh, Broadway actress and colorectal cancer screening advocate

Actress and colorectal cancer advocate Karen Walsh Rullman, 41, who spoke so honestly and unforgettably of her experience with colon cancer at our Countdown to 2018 [...]

Top poster award for Links of Care poster at Prevent Cancer Foundation conference

A poster on the Links of Care pilot in Minnesota, Links to Care: Building Colorectal Cancer Specialty Care Access for Community Health Center Patients, received [...]

CRC News – Week of May 15, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on May 17th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email updates. [...]

CRC News – Week of May 1, 2017

The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on May 4th, 2017. Please email nccrt@cancer.org to subscribe to our regular email updates. [...]

New ACS CAN report examines patient out-of-pocket costs for cancer

Cancer has a tremendous financial impact on patients and survivors, and their families, according a new American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) report. [...]

American Indian and Alaska Native Funding Opportunity

The American Cancer Society has released a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Through this opportunity, the [...]

Dr. Rich Wender, NCCRT chair, reflects on 80% by 2018 progress

The dramatic improvements seen in the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data on colorectal cancer screening is the latest indication of positive trends in [...]

New JNCI study finds CRC rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and Millennials

A new study by American Cancer Society researchers, appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, finds colorectal cancer incidence rates are rising in [...]

ACS releases 2017 CRC report, finds nearly 4 million additional patients screened in 2015

Despite dramatic reductions in overall colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, striking disparities by age, race, and tumor subsite remain. That’s according to the latest edition [...]

New American Indian and Alaska Native Funding Opportunity

The American Cancer Society will soon issue a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The formal [...]

ACA leads to increase in early stage CRC diagnoses in seniors

A recent study published in Health Affairs examined whether coverage changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made an impact on the percentage of colorectal cancers that are diagnosed at an early stage.

CDC releases new replication manual on CRC screening patient navigation

The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP) patient navigation model has been highly effective in increasing the completion and quality of colonoscopy screening among underserved groups.

Congratulations to the 2017 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award winners!

The Roundtable has recognized six organizations with the 2017 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States.

500 Cities Project releases new city- and census tract-level CRC screening data

In December 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data and map books for the 500 Cities Project.

HEDIS 2015 CRC Screening Rates Now Available

The NCQA produces The State of Health Care Quality Report every year to focus on key quality issues the United States faces and to drive [...]

Thank you to our 2016 NCCRT Annual Meeting sponsors!

We've received an incredible outpouring of support for the 2016 NCCRT Annual Meeting. To date we've received $51,650 in sponsorships, surpassing our goal to raise $50,000. Thank [...]

Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Report includes 80% by 2018

Today Vice President Joe Biden delivered the Cancer Moonshot Task Force Report, which articulates the task force’s strategic plan for transforming cancer research and care. [...]

Watch Dr. Wender announce the 2017 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards!

Watch Dr. Richard Wender, Chair, NCCRT and Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc., announce the 2017 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards! The [...]

MIYO (Make It Your Own) webinar

The New York State Department of Health invites you to watch a replay of their October 5th, 2016 webinar, Create Patient Education Media Like a Pro with [...]

80% by 2018 reaches all 50 states!

  80% by 2018 has reached yet another milestone. Not only has the 80% by 2018 initiative reached 1,000 pledges, we now have pledges from [...]

NCQA releases 2017 CRC HEDIS measure

On October 3rd, 2016, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) 2017 Technical Specifications Update, which includes [...]

New study on Medicaid Expansion and access to CRC screening

  A study released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the NCCRT estimates that in 2017 over 2.7 million low-income [...]

CRC screening rates climb 4% in FQHCs in 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently reported 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS) data shows significant gains in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in the [...]

New guidance on paid leave policies for cancer screening

The New York State Department of Health is now offering resources to guide employers in implementing paid leave policies for cancer screening. The resources highlight [...]

Proposed changes to CRC HEDIS measure open for public comment

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Colorectal Cancer Screening measure for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and [...]

80% by 2018 reaches 1,000 pledges!

The 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer screening initiative reached an extraordinary milestone when Fairfield Community Health Center of Fairfield County, Ohio became the 1,000th organization [...]

USPSTF releases 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendations

Breaking news: Today the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released the final 2016 recommendations for colorectal cancer screening. You may also find of interest [...]

New article explores colorectal cancer and family history

Last week a new article on colorectal cancer and family history was published in the journal Cancer: Understanding the contribution of family history to colorectal [...]

Poster maps 80% by 2018 progress by state

NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Task Group co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering, recently presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress [...]

Meeting addresses colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities

The NCCRT and the American Cancer Society recently co-sponsored a meeting to discuss increasing colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The meeting was [...]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month concludes with successes and a push to keep moving forward

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month came to a fruitful ending, as a result of all the hard work and planning that went into the month. [...]

Prevent Cancer Foundation honors leaders in cancer prevention

NCCRT is proud to see Steering Committee member Dr. James Allen Hotz and Public Awareness Task Group co-chair Anjee Davis honored with the Prevent Cancer Foundation's prestigious Laurels awards! The Prevent Cancer [...]

USPSTF Releases Recommendations on Aspirin to Prevent Colon Cancer, Heart Disease

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that people ages 50-59 years, who have at least a 10% risk of developing cardiovascular disease [...]

New NCI “RTIP” features Cancer Coalition of South Georgia’s work

  The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia’s Community Cancer Screening ProgramTM  is now recognized by the NCI as an “RTIP” – a Research Tested Intervention [...]

Delaware Governor signs 80% by 2018 pledge

On March 24, when Delaware’s Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Joint Resolution 7, he became just the third governor in the nation to sign the [...]

Impact of 80% by 2018 by State

New table describes lives saved from 80% by 2018 by state: Researchers estimate that achieving 80% by 2018 would prevent 277,000 new cases and 203,000 [...]

March 8th 80% by 2018 Webcast Replay

Many thanks to all of you who were able to join us for our March 8th, 2016 80% by 2018 live broadcast on the Road [...]

Congratulations to the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award winners!

The Roundtable has recognized five organizations with the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase [...]

Newly tested messages to help us reach 80% by 2018

  The Roundtable is pleased to announce the release of two new resources: The newly revised 2016 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook The Hispanics/Latinos and Colorectal Cancer [...]

New EHR best practice workflow and documentation guide

The NCCRT commissioned the Health Center Network of New York (HCNNY) to develop EHR Best Practice Workflow and Documentation Guide to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement [...]

New brief on why health plans should waive cost-sharing for colonoscopies that follow a positive stool test

Read and share the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's new issue brief that explains why health plans should waive cost-sharing for colonoscopies that follow a positive stool [...]

NCCRT 2015 Annual Meeting a success!

    The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's 2015 Annual Meeting took place November 19 and 20 at a Bethesda, MD, hotel, and provided the more than 180 attendees [...]

Watch Dr. Wender announce the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards!

Watch Dr. Richard Wender, Chair, NCCRT and Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc., announce the 2016 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards! The [...]

Thank you to our 2015 NCCRT Annual Meeting sponsors!

We've received an incredible outpouring of support for the 2015 NCCRT Annual Meeting. To date we've received $45,700 in sponsorships, far surpassing our goal to raise $35,000. [...]

80% by 2018 surpasses 500 pledges!

The 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer screening initiative reached an extraordinary milestone on October 23rd when the 500th organization committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer [...]

New USPTSF Draft Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

On October 6th the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for colorectal cancer. These materials [...]

Sponsorship Opportunities

There is incredible momentum around 80% by 2018 and the Roundtable is expecting record attendance at our annual meeting. This rapid growth requires more and [...]

80by18: Coach Bruiser Flint’s video!

James "Bruiser" Flint, Head Basketball Coach of Drexel University speaks on the 80% by 2018 initiative! Check out the video!!   https://vimeo.com/user15865468/review/134958151/d9f78d330c  

National Health Center Week (August 9th – August 15th)

In celebration of National Health Center Week (August 9th to the 15th, 2015), the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) would like to thank all our [...]

HHS Guidance on Preventive Services — anesthesia services and BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing

HHS issued guidance today clarifying coverage consumers are entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.  This guidance indicates that issuers cannot impose cost-sharing for anesthesia [...]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness car tag approved for sale in Mississippi

A new auto license plate (mockup shown above) has recently been approved by the Mississippi legislature and by the Governor!  Proceeds from the sale of [...]

Announcing an E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud!

Announcing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud! Think Cultural Health is pleased to announce the release of Promoting [...]

Colon cancer mortality hot spots

  We thought you would be interested in a new article that was published this week in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention on hot spots [...]

Health Doctors’ lapse may explain some minority lag in colon cancer screens

Here is an interesting read that supports what we found in last year’s market study........ Health Doctors’ lapse may explain some minority lag in colon [...]

Special edition of Digestive Diseases and Sciences focused on 80% by 2018

Digestive Diseases and Sciences participates in National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with the publication of a special issue on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Past, Present and [...]

Independence Blue Cross: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Independence Blue Cross pledges to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced today that it pledges to help increase colorectal cancer [...]

Katie Couric interview in Yahoo Health on CRC screening

Michele Promaulayko / Outsmart Colorectal Cancer With This Life-Saving Advice From Katie Couric I understand you’re involved in the 80% by 2018 initiative to improve [...]

ACPM 2015 conference host 80by18 panel

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) 2015 conference hosted an 80% by 2018 panel. Left to Right: (Theodore Levin, Jim Hotz, Dorothy Lane and Djenaba [...]

Blue Cross Blue Shields of Illinois Embraces 80by2018

Blue Cross Blue Shields of Illinois transforms building into an 80by18 masterpiece! 

Tina Kiser Cancer Concern Coalition and Southeastern Med of Cambridge receive receives prestigious award from the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Congratulations to the Tina Kiser Cancer Concern Coalition and Southeastern Med for receiving the prestigious National Hospital Charitable Services Program of Excellence Award from AHA.  [...]

Dr. Michael Sarap featured on Talk of the Town

Dr. Michael Sarap of our partner Southeastern Med was recently interviewed by a local southeastern Ohio TV station about his organization’s successful colon cancer screening [...]

West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin signs 80by2018 pledge!

West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin becomes first US governor to sign 80% by 2018 pledge!

American Academy of Family Physicians, President-Elect Dr. Wanda Filer’s Blog on 80% by 2018

  Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 FP Recommendation Key to Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Each year, more than 130,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with colorectal [...]

New CDC continuing education for providers on colorectal cancer screening

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to make available two new CDC-sponsored continuing education courses for health care providers: “Screening for Colorectal [...]

Fair Haven Community Health Center Featured on local news channel

Fair Haven Community Health Center was featured last night on a local news show for their innovative colorectal screening program. Watch the clip here: http://wtnh.com/…/local-community-health-center-getting-mo…/ [...]

Reaching 80% by 2018 would save over 200,000 lives

Dear NCCRT Members: We wanted to bring to your attention a new journal article showing that achieving our 80% by 2018 goal would prevent more [...]

Las Vegas Sign Goes Blue!

Turning on blue lights on the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

New initiative makes colon cancer screenings more accessible than ever

  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 5:22 p.m. EST March 4, 2015 The campaign aims to get 80 percent of adults over age 50 screened for colorectal cancers [...]

Colon Cancer Survivor Becomes Activist

Story of Hope By Stacy Simon Article date: February 26, 2015 Grace Butler  -  "I was going down for the third time and American Cancer [...]

LIVE Broadcast – Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit

  Dear NCCRT Members: The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation has asked us to pass along the following meeting invitation to their "Live broadcast" Early Age [...]

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day!

Please join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the 2nd Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day, at 173 Fort Washington Avenue, NYC from 10:30am – [...]

Katie Couric’s stories on COLON CANCER MONTH and CANCER CONVERSATION

This week, both Gotham Magazine and Capitol File Magazine features Katie Couric talking about her fight against colon cancer and standing up to cancer. She also discusses the 80% by [...]

Colorectal cancer screening in 2015: Achievements to date & hurdles ahead

Written by Carrie Pallardy With accountable care organizations and population health on the rise, a premium is placed on preventative care. Colorectal cancer screening has [...]

Fair Haven Targets Colon Cancer

Jordi Gassó Photo Mayor Harp and Fair Haven Community Health Center CEO Suzanne Lagarde at the press conference. New Haven is one of just three [...]

Pilot Program Aims to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Access to Specialty Care in Community Health Centers

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: David Sampson Corporate Communications American Cancer Society Email: david.sampson@cancer.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pilot Program Aims to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, [...]

Prevent Cancer Foundation – 2014 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saving Lives National Challenge Winners

 The Prevent Cancer Foundation's Winners of the 2014 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge! http://screeningsaves.org/national-challenge/

2014 Blue Star Challegne – Extended Deadline May 30th

2014 Blue Star Challenge - Extended Deadline Friday, May 30th  The Blue Star Challenge is a contest that seeks to recognize educational, inspirational and creative [...]

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NCCRT CHAIR RICHARD WENDER: Achieving 80% by 2018

Dear NCCRT Members: We wanted to share developments around 80% by 2018, keep you apprised of our plans to achieve this goal and share some [...]

Chris4Life’s Screening for colon cancer video on CNN

CNN's Carl Azuz introduces us to a new campaign that brings attention to our bottoms and colon cancer.  Check out the video here.  

Can we get to 80% screening for colon cancer?

I invite you to read the latest post on the Cancer CANdor blog, 'Can we get to 80% screening for colon cancer?' Getting a colonoscopy [...]

Colonoscopy Screening After the Affordable Care Act: Cost Barriers Persist for Medicare Beneficiaries on the colonoscopy copay issue

Our colleauges at the AARP Public Policy Institute have asked that we share the following report, Colonoscopy Screening After the Affordable Care Act: Cost Barriers [...]

Gov. Beshear’s budget includes funding for life-saving colon cancer program

FRANKFORT, KY - Gov. Steve Beshear in his budget address Tuesday night again proposed $1 million in state funds over the biennium for a life-saving [...]

Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program

The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program is a new program for low income, uninsured Kentuckians in ten regions across the state. The program provides free [...]

I Miss My Mother’s Voice

by Terrence Howard - Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor, and singer Link to Article : Posted: 03/06/2013 9:00 am I loved my mother [...]

NCCRT Evaluation Toolkit – REVISED

REVISED: We have released the REVISED NCCRT Evaluation Toolkit. To download use links below NCCRT Evaluation 101 Toolkit - REVISED

NCCRT Unified Strategy

NCCRT Unified Strategy Final Program Presentation - November 30, 2012 To download use links below NCCRT Unified Strategy Download our video presentations by clicking the [...]

Call for Nominations: 2013 Laurels Awards

We are pleased to announce that the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is again partnering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation on the Laurels Awards program to [...]

Passing of Kate Murphy

KATE MURPHY: A Life Lived Well Posted by Mary Miller on October 3rd, 2012 Kate Murphy photo … Cancer has enriched my life. I look [...]

Coverage of Colonoscopies Under the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention Benefit

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private health insurers to cover recommended preventive services such as colonoscopies without any patient cost-sharing. This report finds that [...]

Chris4Life Colorectal Cancer Resource Guide

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is excited to announce its newly released Chris4Life Colorectal Cancer Resource Guide. Made possible through the Erica Paul Memorial Fund, [...]

CCCF President and Founder Thomas K. Weber and 2012 Challenge Participant and Survivor Frank Garritano

Dr. Sapna Parikh More: Bio, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Stories by Dr. Sapna Parikh, News Team Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) -- Scientists are making advances [...]

Giving Patients Choices in Colon Cancer Screening

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News By ANAHAD O'CONNOR A new study shows that patients are far less likely to undergo screening for colon cancer if their [...]

What’s Up Your Butt Campaign?

Why is an effective colon cancer awareness campaign getting a bum rap? Click here to watch video.  

Wealthy Pick: Colonoscopy Over At-Home Cancer Test

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:46pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Colonoscopy has become an increasingly popular method of [...]

SC House Approves Cancer Screening, Treatment Bill

SC House approves cancer screening, treatment bill (4/25/12, Associated Press) The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to direct $2.5 million in state cigarette tax collections [...]

Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Durado Brooks, MD, MPH Imagine that you dropped your car off at a service station for what you thought was a free oil change. [...]

Release of IOM Report

We are delighted to share the new IOM report, sponsored by the CDC and HRSA, Primary Care and Public Health: Promoting Integration to Improve Public [...]

2012 National Challenge – Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has announced the 2014 National Challenge for colorectal cancer screening projects.  The winning entry will receive a $2,000 community grant. The [...]

Blue Star Challenge

The NCCRT is again issuing the Blue Star Challenge to our members. This March, we encourage you to find new and dynamic ways to showcase [...]

Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012

  Legislation Would Increase Access to Colon Cancer Screenings and Treatments for the Medically Underserved Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March is a Reminder of [...]

Counterfeit Avastin (bevacizumab) distributed in US

Counterfeit Avastin (bevacizumab) has been distributed in the United States. Please see the release from Genentech to learn more and see pictures of the counterfeit [...]

Given Imaging is making Family PLZ! posters and palm cards

We are pleased to announce that Given Imaging is making Family PLZ! posters and palm cards available free to NCCRT members for use in their [...]

CRC New: Petition to Turn the White House Blue

  In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is leading an effort to turn the White House blue to raise [...]

Colon Cancer Alliance announces new Community Health Partnership Grant Program

The Colon Cancer Alliance asked that we help announce their new Community Health Partnership Grant Program, in which local programs involved with colon cancer screening, [...]

2012 Dialogue for Action and Free Evaluation Training Session

This year, the Roundtable and the Prevent Cancer Foundation will be cosponsoring for a free evaluation training at the Dialogue during the pre-conference session from [...]

Ky. Governor’s Budget Includes Colon Cancer Screening Funds

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project shared news that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has included in his budget $1 million over the biennium to fund the [...]

New ACS Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines

American Cancer Society released new Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention, given the association between overweight and obesity and an increased risk [...]

Family PLZ! campaign materials are now available!

      As many of you know, this campaign focuses on the importance of learning about your family history of colorectal cancer, sharing this [...]

Roundtable Recognizes Blue Star Challenge Award Winners

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable presented the 2011 Blue Star Challenge awards November 11, 2011, at the 15th Meeting of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable: [...]

NCCRT Organizational Reports due Oct. 21, 2011

In preparation for this year's annual meeting of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), NCCRT members are requested to provide a brief written summary of [...]

Family PLZ campaign…coming soon

  Dear NCCRT Members, It may only be August, but we’re already gearing up for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2012! As most of you […]

NCCRT Member Dr. Michael Potter publishes article on Flu-FIT program

 The Effectiveness of the FLU–FOBT Program in Primary Care A Randomized Trial Michael B. Potter, MD, Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH, et al. Background: [...]

CDC Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer: Second Most Deadly Cancer Can Be Stopped Before It Starts

Press Release Embargoed for 12 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 5, 2011   Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media (404) 639-3286 Colorectal Cancer: Second Most [...]

Cancer Facts & Figures and Cancer Statistics 2011 Now Available

The American Cancer Society has released its annual publication Cancer Statistics 2011 and its consumer-friendly counterpart Cancer Facts & Figures 2011. The report provides the [...]

Timothy Jon Nelson Sr

Our Sincere Condolences!!! Tim Nelson, film director and passionate advocate for increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, passed away on May 24th, 2011. We were truly [...]

Jo Jo: Your Colon and You Wins

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JO JO TEAM!!! The Jo Jo video (Jo Jo can be found at: www.coloradocancercoalition.org) was selected as the winner of the electronic [...]

Colon Cancer Survivor begins 4,000 mile trek by bicycle

Some of you may recall meeting Bob Baker, a colorectal cancer survivor from UOAA who attended the last Roundtable annual meeting. UOAA asked that we [...]

Geography may influence colon cancer screening rates

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay The study found that location makes a big difference in rates of colorectal screening for non-whites, although the same isn't true [...]

The Incidence and Cost of Unexpected Hospital Use…

The Incidence and Cost of Unexpected Hospital Use After Scheduled Outpatient Endoscopy [Original Investigation] Background Data on complications of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are limited. We [...]

Resource Use Last 6 Months Life Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Resource Use in the Last 6 Months of Life Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure, 2000-2007 [Original Investigation] Background Heart failure is a common cause [...]

Take the Colonoscopy Perceptions Survey and Win $25

Date: 10/6/2010 Source: Colon Cancer Alliance Take the Colonoscopy Perceptions Survey and You Could Win $25 In an effort to help better educate the general [...]

Colon Cancer Solutions of the Carolinas

Date: 10/14/2010 Source: South Carolina's Colon Cancer Solutions Click the link below to view a fun youtube video promoting colon cancer awarenees from Colon Cancer [...]

Call for Nominations: 2011 Laurels Awards Nomination

Date: 10/14/2010 Source: Prevent Cancer Foundation Nominations for the 2011 Laurels Awards are now open. Visit the link below to view a letter from Carolyn [...]