CRC News: March 25, 2020

Dear NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We are thinking of you and hope that you stay healthy and safe during these challenging and unprecedented times as our nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are only beginning to understand the impact that this virus will have on our communities and to our work to save lives from colorectal cancer. But just as every community and every sector is learning, we expect the impacts will be many.

First, we want to share our gratitude with the caretakers, healthcare workers, and front-line responders who are supporting people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities. Thank you to our public health heroes who are safeguarding the public through creative thinking and problem-solving. And thank you to each one of you practicing social distancing to “flatten the curve” to keep others in your community safe.

We also want to share our compassion for those in our community that have been personally impacted by cancer and may be at higher risk of serious illness from an infection. We are keeping cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in our thoughts as you strive to keep you and your loved ones safe.

And lastly, we want to acknowledge that while we know you are as committed as ever to working to increase colorectal cancer screening in the long term, we understand that this may be a lower priority right now than responding to our current health crisis. In fact, several organizations and agencies now recommend postponing nonessential medical visits and procedures, including cancer screening. Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair and Chief Cancer Control Officer for the American Cancer Society, stated “the American Cancer Society recommends that no one should go to a health care facility for routine cancer screening at this time.” This means that individuals due for colorectal cancer screening should postpone their appointment for the near future. “Remember, these screening tests save lives. When restrictions lift, it’s important to reschedule any screening test that you’re due to receive,” said Dr. Wender. “Getting back on track with cancer screening should be a high priority.”

More information can be found on the ACS webpage: Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Cancer, which includes Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team. NCCRT’s co-founding member, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also provides numerous resources for individuals and healthcare professionals on their website. NCCRT member gastroenterological professional societies have issued a Joint GI society message: COVID-19 clinical insights for our community of gastroenterologists and gastroenterology care providers. Several other NCCRT member organizations have also issued relevant statements and guidance.

The NCCRT will continue advancing our mission to raise colorectal cancer screening rates in the United States during this unprecedented time. We will continue to share with you newly developed resources, research articles, and educational opportunities, as you will find in the newsletter below. We understand you may not be able to take the time to focus on this work now, but we will be here when you are able to return to work as usual, and please don’t hesitate to call upon us in the interim. We appreciate all that you are doing to support your communities. Stay safe and well.

The NCCRT Team

Save the Date: Webinar on Recent Report that Finds Colorectal Cancer Burden Shifting to Younger Individuals

Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Burden Shifting to Younger Individuals: A close look at what the most recent data tells us about colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, and screening rates

Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

Time: 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET Save the date for our next webinar, during which we’ll take a close look at the findings from Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a recent American Cancer Society publication released on March 5th. According to the report, the burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups. Learn about these findings and more in this webinar featuring report lead author Rebecca Siegel, MPH and Richard Wender, MD, NCCRT Chair and Chief Cancer Control Officer for the American Cancer Society.
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New CEU Course on Colorectal Cancer Screening for Medical Assistants

The NCCRT partnered with the American Association of Medical Assistants to develop a new CEU course on improving colorectal cancer screening rates for medical assistants: Medical Assistants’ Roles in Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: Getting to 80%. The course is authored and narrated by Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions at the American Cancer Society and NCCRT Steering Committee member. It is free to AAMA members for a limited time and $5.00 for nonmembers.

NYC Recommendations to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Colorectal Cancer

The New York City Health Department released updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations that ask healthcare providers to consider screening patients at average risk beginning at age 45, instead of age 50. The recommendations also expand recommended screening options to include both colonoscopy and three different types of stool-based tests for patients at average risk. A resource for healthcare providers that has more information about the recommendation update can be found here: 2020 Update: NYC Recommendations to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality from Colorectal Cancer. Acknowledging that our shared public health priority is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NYC Health Department plans to release additional information to support the recommendations update in the coming months.

Additional Educational Opportunities

Many thanks for the great work you do.

The NCCRT Team

CRC News: March 13, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners,

We have several updates to share with all of you.

Introducing the 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan

The 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan (2020-2024) provides a focused, action-oriented roadmap for stakeholders, collaborators, and cross-sectored partners. The plan provides a variety of recommended activities that all stakeholders can use to help define, prioritize, and accomplish their goals. Guided by an overarching problem statement and an inspirational vision, and bounded by the core values of collaboration and health equity, the strategic plan emphasizes four strategic focus areas:

  • Assess and Build Capacity in Communities;
  • Catalyze Healthcare Systems;
  • Mobilize at Public Touch Points; and,
  • Break Down Policy Barrier.

Thank you to the NCCRT’s Strategic Plan Advisory Group, the dozens of member organizations that contributed to planning, and many other individuals willing to volunteer their expertise and recommendations throughout the development process.

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Three New Reports Highlight Recent Colorectal Cancer Findings

  • According to Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, an American Cancer Society publication released on March 5th, the burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups. Report findings include the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72 in 2001-2002 to age 66 during 2015-2016 and half of all new diagnoses in people 66 or younger. The publication is accompanied by a consumer version, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures and a press release is also available. NCCRT is planning a webinar to share further findings from the report with lead author Rebecca Siegel, MPH in the next couple months. We will share the date and registration as soon as it’s available.
  • A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2018, provides an in depth analysis of colorectal cancer screening data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. The report finds in 2018, 68.8% of adults were up to date with colorectal cancer screening test use, but screening prevalence was 15.9 percentage points lower among those aged 50-64 years than among those aged 65-75 years. A consumer version is also available, which includes messaging around the importance of starting screening at age 50.
  • The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, an annual report produced by the CDC, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, provides annual updates on cancer occurrence and trends in the United States. The report finds decreasing death rates from colorectal cancer in men and women but showed an increase in colorectal cancer death rates among young adults.

March Webcast Replay and Videos Now Available

Did you miss our annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 5th? It was a tremendous event with over 1,000 viewers and 65 watch parties! You can still watch the replay. We also featured several videos during the webcast, which you can now view and share:

Webinar CME Opportunity on Stool Testing for Colorectal Cancer

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the American Cancer Society are pleased to release an updated, no-cost webinar: Efficacy of Stool Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening. During this no-cost, one-hour online session with 1.25 Category 1 Credit, Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions at the American Cancer Society and NCCRT Steering Committee member, provides a review of current guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, discusses the efficacy of stool-based testing for increasing overall screening rates, and more. The webinar includes some Massachusetts-specific statistics, but the majority of the content is applicable to any location and it is accessible to anyone, regardless of location of practice or medical license.

Community Grant Opportunity

The Prevent Cancer Foundation announced a call for applications to its community grants program, which funds vital community-level projects in cancer prevention and early detection across the U.S. Applications for the one-year $25,000 awards will be accepted through March 30, 2020, 5pm ET. Visit the website to review the guidelines and submission instructions and frequently asked questions. Questions? Contact Erica.ChildsWarner@preventcancer.org.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

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CRC News: March 2, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members & 80% Partners,

Welcome to March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! We have several exciting updates to share with all of you.

Congratulations to the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award Winners!


The NCCRT has recognized six organizations with the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership given in recognition of distinguished, ongoing efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States. This year’s recipients include the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, as the grand prize winner; and other honorees include Representative Fred Allen, Little Rock, AR; Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Norton Sound Health Corporation, Nome, AK; North Hudson Community Action Corporation, Union City, NJ; and the North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, Bismarck, ND. View and share the press release and don’t miss our recognition of these distinguished honorees during our annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 5 at 2:00 pm ET (learn more below).

View the Press Release

 

Reminder: Register for our National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 5

We hope you will join us on March 5 at 2pm ET for our annual webcast featuring Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair, and other guests celebrating the successes of the 80% in Every Community initiative and sharing more about colorectal cancer screening. The live webcast will feature:

  • Video profiles of our 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award honorees, including a special on-location video interview with leaders at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, our grand prize awardee.
  • Allison Rosen, colorectal cancer survivor and a leader of Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s innovative efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening, awards honoree.
  • A close look at what the recent 2018 colorectal cancer screening national data means for our work with Dr. Amy DeGroff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Stacey Fedewa, American Cancer Society.
  • A never-before-aired interview with Cynt Marshall, Dallas Mavericks CEO, colon cancer survivor and champion for colorectal cancer screening.

Register

NCCRT Workshop & Discussion Session at Prevent Cancer Dialogue

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention and risk reduction initiatives in their communities. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 15-17, 2020 in Arlington, VA. NCCRT plans to host a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 15 from 10:30 to 11:45am ET. The workshop, How to Ensure Follow-Up for Abnormal FIT Results, will explore what recent research tells us about suboptimal colonoscopy follow-up rates to positive fecal immunochemical tests, clinical implications for delayed follow-up, and how one primary care practice has implemented systems changes to ensure timely follow-up. NCCRT will also host a topics forum and dialogue for NCCRT members and colorectal cancer screening partners, which will solicit input and feedback on the development of an NCCRT-led CRC screening communications and messaging portal. This discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 4:15 to 5:45pm ET. Thank you to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.

Learn More and Register

Upcoming Partner Events & Educational Opportunities


Thank you for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: February 21, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We have several updates to share with you this week.

Deadline Extended: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Short Video Opportunity

You now have until end of day Monday, February 24th to share a short video to show how you’re working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% and higher in your community. Some of the videos will be shared during our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 5th at 2 PM ET from the American Cancer Society’s Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA (learn more and register). Others will be shared on our social media channels throughout March. The deadline to share videos to be considered for the live broadcast has been extended to February 24th, but we’re collecting videos through February 28th to share throughout March. Read on to learn how to participate!

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New Blog Post: Interview with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Theodore Levin, MD of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the Health Plan category. Learn about the strategies Kaiser Permanente implemented to screening from 40% to over 80% over the span of 10 years, reducing cases of colorectal cancer by 26% and reducing colorectal cancer related deaths by 52% among members in Northern California. Congratulations again to Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and many thanks to Dr. Levin 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, we encourage you to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable.

Read the Blog

Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

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CRC News: February 10, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We have several updates to share with you this week.

Registration Now Open: Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Thursday, March 5th from 2-3 PM ET. We hope you will join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work. Plus, you once again have the opportunity to participate by submitting a video that showcases what you are doing to improve colorectal cancer screening in your community! The deadline to share videos to be considered for the live broadcast is February 19th, but we’re collecting videos through February 28th to share throughout March. Visit the event webpage to register, find tips on how to submit your video, and learn how to get engaged on social media.

Learn More & Register

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guide for NextGen Users

We’re pleased to share a new resource with you: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment Workflow and Documentation Guide for Health Center NextGen Users. This Guide provides focused documentation to assist users of NextGen software to improve the process of assessing, documenting, tracking, and following up on colorectal cancer screening. The Guide gives particular attention to assessment of personal and family risk and the tracking and follow-up of screening results that are not addressed in the standard NextGen guidance documents. The Guide was initially developed by Harbor Health Services in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and NACHC, with support from the American Cancer Society. Special thanks to Cheryl Modica, Director, Quality Center at NACHC, for her leadership in partnering with the NCCRT to make this Guide available to NCCRT members and partners.

Download the Guide

How are You Using the NCCRT’s 2018 Market Research and Tested Messages?

It’s been several months since we published our latest round of market research on the unscreened and market research-tested colorectal cancer screening messages in the 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messages to Reach the Unscreened and we’re eager to learn how you are using them! Have you used the findings or tested messages in your colorectal cancer screening promotion activities? Please let us know and share any example materials by emailing Caleb.Levell@cancer.org.

Webinar Series from the Colorado Cancer Screening Program

The Colorado Cancer Screening Program is hosting a webinar series on stool-based screening for colorectal cancer that is open to NCCRT members and partners. The five-session series runs February 21 to March 19, 2020 and will feature expert faculty from Colorado and across the US.

Learn More & Register

Last Call for Prevent Cancer Dialogue Posters and Laurel Award Nominations

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention and risk reduction initiatives in their communities. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 15-17, 2020 in Arlington, VA. Nominations for the annual Laurels awards are being accepted now through February 19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted through February 14. Additionally, NCCRT will be hosting a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 15th. Learn More

Celebrating the Life of John Andretti

John Andretti, celebrated IndyCar and NASCAR driver, passed away after his battle with colon cancer at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at the age of 54 and quickly became a vocal champion for colorectal cancer screening. His social media campaign, #CheckIt4Andretti, gained a viral following. John was a tireless advocate for colorectal cancer awareness and will be dearly missed.

Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: January 16, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We have several updates to share with you this week.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Short Video Opportunity

Do you have a story to tell about how you’re working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% and higher in your community? If so, we hope you’ll share it with us in a short :30 second video! Some of the videos will be shared during our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 5th at 2 PM ET from the American Cancer Society’s Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA (learn more and pre-register). Others will be shared on our social media channels throughout March. The deadline to share videos to be considered for the live broadcast is February 19th, but we’re collecting videos through February 28th to share throughout March. Read on to learn how to participate! Video Content:

  • Share who you/your organization are and where you are located.
  • Quickly describe your organization and the community you serve (consider including notable disparities in colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, screening, or other barriers).
  • Briefly describe what you are doing to increase screening and the accomplishments you’re most proud of.
  • Include a statement about your commitment to reaching 80% and higher colorectal cancer screening rates in your community.
  • Please do not mention the March 5th event and broadcast to keep the content evergreen, but please do share excitement about participating in 80% in Every Community.
  • Please assume you are speaking to a lay audience.
  • Survivor and caregiver messages are welcome, too! Consider briefly describing your personal connection to colorectal cancer and why you are working to achieve the 80% goal.
  • Looking for inspiration? Here’s an example of a video submitted by Unity Health Care for the March 2019 webcast. You can find additional great examples from March 2019 on the NCCRT YouTube channel.

Video Format:

  • Please shoot in landscape mode, not portrait and save as an MP4 or MOV file.
  • Amateur and iPhone videos are welcome!
  • Looking for inspiration? Consider the following video background ideas:
    • Shoot the video in a community or clinic setting (outside a clinic building, inside a clinic)
    • Show a map in the background of your state/city/community
    • Show a collage of rotating photos with voiceover

How to Submit:

Thank you for considering this opportunity! We can’t wait to see your submissions!

New 80% Blog Post Interview with Dr. Bryan Green, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Dr. Bryan Green of South Carolina, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the Physician Champion category. Learn about how Dr. Green, a gastroenterologist, is providing screening colonoscopies at no cost to uninsured and medically underserved South Carolinians and about his lobbying and advocacy work to recruit additional gastroenterologists and secure state funds to support these efforts. Congratulations and many thanks to Dr. Green for sharing about his success! We encourage you to share the blog and/or retweet/repost the messages we’re sharing via @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable.

Read the Blog

Registration Open: NCCRT Webinar on Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Trends

Webinar: What do the Data Tell Us: What can we learn from the latest colorectal cancer screening rate trends over time? Date: January 30th, 2020 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET Registration is open for our next webinar, during which we’ll look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. You will hear from experts as they give an update on where we are progressing and where we still need to focus to help inform your work ahead.

Register

Notice of Funding Opportunity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new grant opportunity: Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings. Letters of intent are due February 5, 2020 and the application due date is March 17, 2020.

Upcoming Partner Events

  • The inaugural Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference (WC4) will be held March 26-27, 2020 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Davis, CA. Attendance is limited so interested partners are encouraged to register soon.
  • The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention and risk reduction initiatives in their communities. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 15-17, 2020 in Arlington, VA. Nominations for the annual Laurels awards are being accepted now through January 31. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted through February 7. Additionally, NCCRT will be hosting a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 15th. More information will be shared soon. Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.
  • Save the date for the Sixth Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit to be held April 22-23, 2020 in New York, NY.
  • Save the date for the 5th Annual Southeastern Colorectal Consortium to be held June 9-11, 2020 in Louisville, KY.

Thank you for all the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: January 8, 2020

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners, We hope your new year is off to a great start! We have several updates to share with you this week.

New 80% Blog Post: Welcome to 2020 from Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair

You won’t want to miss the latest 80% Blog post from Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair. Hear Dr. Wender’s reflections on what recent colorectal cancer screening data tells us about our progress in reaching 80% as well as the opportunities ahead of us in the next year and decade. We encourage you to share the blog and/or retweet/repost the messages we’re sharing via @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable.

Read the Blog

Save the Date for our Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month broadcast will take place on Thursday, March 5th from 2-3 PM ET. We hope you will join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work. Plus, you will once again have the opportunity to participate by submitting a video that showcases what you are doing to improve colorectal cancer screening in your community! Stay tuned for information on how to submit your videos in the next couple weeks. For now, please save the date and let us know if you plan to attend. We’ll share registration and more information in the coming weeks.

Registration Open: NCCRT Webinar on Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Trends

Webinar: What do the Data Tell Us: What can we learn from the latest colorectal cancer screening rate trends over time? Date: January 30th, 2020 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET Registration is open for our next webinar, during which we’ll look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. You will hear from experts as they give an update on where we are progressing and where we still need to focus, to help inform your work ahead.

Register

Keynote Presentations from the 2019 Annual Meeting Now Available

Each year, the NCCRT membership convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization. The 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting theme was Charting Our Course to 80% in Every Community. This 22nd annual meeting of the NCCRT membership featured presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery. We were excited this year to be able to record our two keynote presentations for broader dissemination after the meeting. Visit the NCCRT YouTube channel to view these two informative and inspiring sessions from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Last Call: Request for Feedback: 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan

The deadline has been extended to share your comments and feedback on the NCCRT’s draft 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan to end of day Friday, January 10th. Comments will be reviewed by an advisory committee and considered for any content changes prior to final publication of the strategic plan.

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Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

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CRC News: December 19, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners, As 2019 draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible community of colorectal cancer screening champions that is working together to achieve 80% in Every Community. We are continually inspired by your passion, your persistence, your innovation, and the kindness that you put into your work to prevent more cancers and save more lives. It’s a privilege to work with you. We are writing to share a couple updates before many of you take a break for the holidays. This will be our last news update for 2019, but we are already excited to continue our work with you in 2020. In the meantime, thank you for all the good work that you do and best wishes for a very happy holiday season!

Registration Now Open: Webinar on Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Trends

Webinar: What do the Data Tell Us: What can we learn from the latest colorectal cancer screening rate trends over time? Date: January 30, 2020 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET Registration is now open for our next webinar on Thursday, July 30 from 12:00 to 1:00pm ET, during which we’ll look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. The webinar will include a review of the key colorectal cancer screening data sets: BRFSS, NHIS, HEDIS, and UDS. You will hear from experts as they give an update on where we are progressing and where we still need to focus, to help inform your work ahead. (Note: this webinar is a repeat of a panel that was hosted at the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting.) Speakers include: Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; Stacey Fedewa, PhD, American Cancer Society; Mary Barton, MD, MPP, National Committee for Quality Assurance; and Minh Nguyen, PharmD, MPH, Health Resources and Services Administration. The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% partners, CDC grantees, ACS staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts. You must be pre-registered to join.

Register

Reminder: Request for Feedback: 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan

In January 2020, the NCCRT will release the 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan, which serves as a roadmap for helping communities and organizations in reaching our shared goal of achieving 80% colorectal cancer screening rates nationwide. From December 12, 2019 to January 8, 2020, the NCCRT will be taking comments on the current iteration of the plan, and we invite our membership as well as other interested partners in taking time to provide feedback. Comments will be reviewed by an advisory committee and considered for any content changes prior to final publication of the strategic plan. Please email caleb.levell@cancer.org with any questions.

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CRC News: December 13, 2019

Hello NCCRT and 80% Partners, We have a few updates to share with you this week.

Request for Feedback: 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan

In January 2020, the NCCRT will release the 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan, which serves as a roadmap for helping communities and organizations in reaching our shared goal of achieving 80% colorectal cancer screening rates nationwide. From December 12, 2019 to January 8, 2020, the NCCRT will be taking comments on the current iteration of the plan, and we invite our membership as well as other interested partners in taking time to provide feedback. Comments will be reviewed by an advisory committee and considered for any content changes prior to final publication of the strategic plan. Please email caleb.levell@cancer.org with any questions.

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2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting Presentations Now Available

Many of the presentations from NCCRT’s 23rd Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD on November 19-21 are now available online. View keynote, panel, and workshop presentations by visiting the meeting webpage and click on “Download Agenda & Presentations” to find links to the available presentations. Please note: If a presentation is not linked, we either do not have permission to post the slides or permission is pending. We will update with newly approved presentations as they become available. Video recordings of our keynote speakers will also be available soon!

Advanced Colorectal Polyp Brief

The Advanced Colorectal Polyp GI Brief was developed to help endoscopists and primary care clinicians identify patients with advanced colorectal polyps, understand the epidemiology and associated risk factors, and most importantly know the risks of colorectal neoplasia for patients with advanced colorectal polyps and their first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children). The guide was created as a supplemental piece to other briefs developed by the NCCRT, specifically the What can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do to Advance 80% in Every Community. Download the brief as well as template communication materials and letters at the NCCRT Resource Center. Thank you to the members of the Advanced Adenoma Working Group, a sub-group within the Family History and Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Task Group. Notably, thank you to Christine Molmenti, Jennifer Kolb, Jordan Karlitz, Paul Schroy, and Dennis Ahnen for their leadership and oversight of this project.

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2018 BRFSS Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Now Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new webpage describing findings on the use of colorectal cancer screening tests from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Nationwide, the percentage of adults who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening went up by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2018, meaning that 4.2 million more people were screened. This increase amounts to 9.3 million additional people screened between 2012 and 2018.

New Job Opportunity at the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Director, Cancer Control Interventions. This position will be responsible for providing strategic direction for an enterprise-wide portfolio for the prevention and early detection of breast, colorectal, lung, prostate, cervical, and liver cancers.

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CRC News: November 26, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members, Thank you to those of you that made the trip to Baltimore to join us for the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting last week! We learn so much from our members and speakers each year—thank you for your contributions. We will share links to slides, keynote video recordings, and photos in the next couple weeks. Meanwhile, we have a few updates to share with you this week.

Deadline Extended: Submit Your Nominations for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards

It’s not too late to submit your nominations for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards! Nominations must be submitted by end of day Wednesday, November 27th. Visit www.nccrt.org/awards to learn more.

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Advanced Colorectal Polyp Brief

The Advanced Colorectal Polyp GI Brief was developed to help endoscopists and primary care clinicians identify patients with advanced colorectal polyps, understand the epidemiology and associated risk factors, and most importantly know the risks of colorectal neoplasia for patients with advanced colorectal polyps and their first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children). The guide was created as a supplemental piece to other briefs developed by the NCCRT, specifically the What can Gastroenterologists & Endoscopists Do to Advance 80% in Every Community. Download the brief as well as template communication materials and letters at the NCCRT Resource Center. Thank you to the members of the Advanced Adenoma Working Group, a sub-group within the Family History and Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Task Group. Notably, thank you to Christine Molmenti, Jennifer Kolb, Jordan Karlitz, Paul Schroy, and Dennis Ahnen for their leadership and oversight of this project.

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2018 BRFSS Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Now Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new webpage describing findings on the use of colorectal cancer screening tests from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Nationwide, the percentage of adults who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening went up by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2018, meaning that 4.2 million more people were screened. This increase amounts to 9.3 million additional people screened between 2012 and 2018.

2019 NCCRT Member Organizational Reports Available Online

Learn about the work NCCRT member organizations are doing to fight colorectal cancer on the 2019 NCCRT Member Organizational Report webpage (password: please request at nccrt@cancer.org). Reports are shared with the intention that member organizations can learn from each other, so please do not share the URL or password. And if you haven’t already submitted your report, it’s not too late! Please take a moment to complete your annual organizational report before the end of the year. Please email caleb.levell@cancer.org with any questions.

Grant Opportunity Forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In October, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a grant opportunity forecast: Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings. The estimated post date for the grant opportunity is January 17 and the estimate application due date is March 17, 2020.

Save the Date for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Annual Conference April 15-17

Save the date for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual national conference in Arlington, Virginia on April 15-17, now the Prevent Cancer Dialogue: Prevention, Screening, Action. Take advantage of opportunities to dialogue with first-rate experts, discuss the latest trends in cancer prevention and early detection, and network with colleagues. In addition, the nomination period for the 2020 Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards, an awards program supported by the NCCRT, is now open! Submit your nominations by Friday, January 24, 2020.

Save the Date for the 6th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit April 22-23

Save the date for the Colon Cancer Foundation’s sixth annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit in New York City on April 22-23, 2020. The EAO CRC Summit will offer a full day of cutting edge medical and research advances, community building, conversation and action focused on addressing young adult-onset colorectal cancer, featuring an international medical and scientific faculty of experts.

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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