Our Mission

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, established by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1997, is a national coalition of:

  • Public Organizations
  • Private Organizations
  • 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 ultimate goal of the NCCRT is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate.

The NCCRT is one of the American Cancer Society’s six mission-critical national roundtables. Learn about the national roundtable model and how these six organizations’ are uniting organizations in collaborative partnerships to advance their shared visions to of give all people a fair and just opportunity to prevent and survive cancer. 

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Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Steering Committee Chair

Robert A. Smith, PhD

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Steering Committee Executive Member