CRC News: November 7, 2019

Reminder: 2019 NCCRT Member Organizational Reports Due Nov. 11

If you haven’t already, please take a moment to complete your annual organizational report to share about the work your organization is doing to fight colorectal cancer. The deadline to submit your report is end of day Monday, November 11. Please work with your colleagues to complete one report per organization. The information submitted in this survey will be shared via a password protected webpage on the NCCRT website with the intention that other member organizations can read, review, and learn from each other. Please email caleb.levell@cancer.org with any questions.

Complete Your Report

2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting Updates

We are excited to see many of you at the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting on November 19-21 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD! Please read on for a few important updates:

Memorial Breakfast for Dr. Thomas Weber, past NCCRT Chair: Members that knew Dr. Weber, a surgeon, researcher, and leader in the fight against colorectal cancer, are invited to attend an informal gathering over breakfast on Thursday, November 21st from 7:30am–8:00am to remember him and his many contributions to the field. The breakfast is optional, and no RSVP is required.

Welcome New NCCRT Members: We’ve experienced record growth in NCCRT membership over the past couple years—we surpassed 150 members earlier this year! We hope you’ll join us in welcoming our new members and helping them make the most of their time at the meeting. Look for “New Member” and “1st Time Attendee” ribbons to welcome and get to know our most recent members.

2020 NCCRT Steering Committee Slate: As per the NCCRT Bylaws, the NCCRT Steering Committee proposed slate must be emailed to NCCRT members in advance of the NCCRT Annual Meeting. The NCCRT membership votes on the slate at the annual meeting. Each non-Corporate NCCRT member will have one vote. Corporate Associates are not permitted to vote. Steering Committee general members are permitted to serve two consecutive, two-year terms. The Chair and Co-Chair serve renewable three-year terms.

Proposed Steering Committee slate:

  • Karen Kim, MD, University of Chicago, Center for Asian Health Equity (Two-year term, final renewal)
  • Xavier Llor, MD, Yale University (Two-year term, final renewal)

The following Steering Committee member terms are not up for renewal at this time and will continue to serve:

  • NCCRT Chair: Richard Wender, MD, American Cancer Society
  • NCCRT Co-Chair: Robert Smith, PhD, American Cancer Society
  • Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, American Cancer Society
  • Lisa Richardson, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Angelica “Anjee” Davis, Fight Colorectal Cancer
  • Joseph E. Ravenell, MD, MS, NYU School of Medicine
  • Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, National Association of Genetic Counselors
  • Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5)
  • Gloria D. Coronado, PhD, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Annie Thibault, Center for Colon Cancer Research (sit with)
  • Jordan Karlitz, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (sit with)
  • Cecelia Brewington, MD, FACR, UT Southwestern Medical Center (sit with)

Registration: Registration is still open, but our hotel rooms are filling up fast! If you haven’t already registered and plan to attend, please register as soon as possible. You should have received a reminder to register with your personalized link on Tuesday, October 15th (addressed from “ACS Meeting Registrations”). If you are having trouble locating it, please check your spam filter and if you still do not see it, please email Dionne.Christopher@cancer.org. Sponsorship Opportunities: Last but not least, we would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting! THANK YOU to the individuals and organizations who have already pledged a contribution. We are incredibly grateful for your support. If you are interested in meeting sponsorship, please contact Dionne.Christopher@cancer.org.

Upcoming Webinars

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a webinar, “Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Clinical Preventive Services,” on November 14, 2019, 12-1pm ET. Participants will learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Clinical Preventive Services Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on colorectal cancer screening and highlight the New York State Department of Health’s efforts to implement evidence-based interventions — including policy, systems, and environmental approaches — to increase colorectal cancer screenings and reduce the burden of cancer throughout the state. Learn more and register.
  • The American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) team is hosting a webinar on December 11, 2019, 4-5pm ET for National CCC Program grantees and their state coalition partners. If you are active in your state’s CCC efforts, you won’t want to miss this overview of a recently revised CCC Coalition resource, The Nine Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions. Join the meeting on December 11 at https://zoom.us/j/455549159. Questions? Contact Katie Bathje, katie.bathje@cancer.org

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

Nominations are open for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards, a competitive recognition program that seeks to highlight colorectal cancer screening success stories by recognizing individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Nominations must be submitted by November 25th. Visit www.nccrt.org/awards to learn more.

 

Thank you for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: October 23, 2019

Nominations for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Are Open!

The NCCRT is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards, a competitive recognition program that seeks to highlight colorectal cancer screening success stories by recognizing individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Of course, we welcome nominations of partners who have reached 80%, but we are also looking to recognize systems who are seeing noted improvements in baseline screening rates or recognize individual champions who have made a difference through leadership or other means. Visit the awards webpage to learn about contest rules, prizes and recognition, and to submit your nomination. The top nominee will receive a $3,000 donation to support their efforts (see the website for details and exceptions). The nominations deadline is November 25th, 2019. Visit www.nccrt.org/awards to learn more. Would you be willing to help us promote the 2020 awards program? Please email Emily.Butler@cancer.org for a template newsletter blurb and graphics. We also encourage you to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable. Thank you!
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Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

  • Members of the NCCRT Family History and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Task Group contributed to a commentary entitled “Improving On-Time Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Lead-Time Messaging” that was published in Cancer last month. Congratulations to the authors, Whitney Jones, MD, Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, and Paul C. Schroy III MD, MPH, as well as the other task group members that contributed to this work.

National Society of Genetic Counselors Letter Signing Opportunity

The National Society of Genetic Counselors, an NCCRT member, is sharing an opportunity for organizations to sign on to a letter in support of H.R. 3235, the Access to Genetic Services Act, which would enable Medicare to recognize genetic counselors as providers and thus increases access to genetic counseling for patients. Learn more.

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CRC News: September 26, 2019

Don’t forget to register for the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting!

NCCRT members should have received their personalized registration link for the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting in an email from the American Cancer Society. The meeting will be held on November 19th, 20th and 21st at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Pre-conference sessions will begin on Tuesday, November 19th at 1:00 PM ET, with task group meetings at 5:00 PM ET on the same day. The meeting will adjourn at 12:45 PM ET on Thursday, November 21st. The working agenda is available to download from our meeting webpage. Registrants will receive an invitation to register for task group meetings and workshops in the next few weeks.

If you need help finding your invitation, please look for an email addressed from “ACS Meeting Registrations” and check your spam filter. If you still do not see it, please email Dionne.Christopher@cancer.org.

Last but not least, we would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting! THANK YOU to those of you who have already pledged a contribution: The Colon Cancer Coalition, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network, Exact Sciences, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Medial EarlySign, and Polymedco. We are incredibly grateful for your support. If you are interested in meeting sponsorship, please contact Dionne.christopher@cancer.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

New Blog Post Interview with Kentucky Cancer Consortium, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH, of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the Cancer Coalition/State Roundtable category. Learn about the partnerships the Consortium forged to establish a statewide screening program for the uninsured, among other successes. Between 1999 and 2016, screening rates in Kentucky rose from 35% to 70%, improving more than any other state in the country and moving the state from a ranking of 49th to 17th. Congratulations again to the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, and many thanks to Dr. Knight 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.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Underway

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. One in two Hispanic adults between 50 and 75 years old is not getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended. Use the NCCRT’s Hispanics/Latinos and Colorectal Cancer Companion Guide to find tested English and Spanish messages and for guidance on how to tailor your messages to reach this priority population in a culturally competent way.

Cologuard Gains FDA Approval for Use in Ages 45 to 49

Earlier this week NCCRT member Exact Sciences Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its colorectal cancer screening test, Cologuard, for eligible average-risk individuals ages 45 and older, expanding on its previous indication for ages 50 and older. The decision follows the 2018 update to the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines to include people between the ages of 45 to 49.

Relevant Journal Articles & Publications

Thank you for all the great work that you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: August 29, 2019

Hello 80% Partners,

We hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer! We have a few updates to share.

New Blog Post Interview with Sanford Health, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Tessi Ross of Sanford Health, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the hospital/health systems category. Learn about the strategies Sanford Health used to dramatically increase colorectal cancer screening from 68.7% in 2015 to their current rate of 78.1%, which amounts to an increase of more than 20,000 patients receiving screening. Congratulations again to Sanford Health, and many thanks to Tessi 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.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Reach 44.1% In FQHCs in 2018

The UDS (Uniform Data System) colorectal cancer screening rate reached 44.1% in 2018, which amounts to a 14 percentage point increase since the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) began tracking colorectal cancer screening as a UDS measure in 2012. Furthermore, 31 health centers reached the 80% goal in 2018, up from 22 in 2017.

The NCCRT would like to congratulate our partners at HRSA and the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) for championing efforts to increase CRC screening among their grantee and member health centers partners. And most of all, we’d like to share a huge round of applause for the staff and providers at health centers for their persistence and innovation in working day in and day out to provide eligible patients with the opportunity to screen for this largely preventable disease.

  • Read more about the incredible work happening in health centers in a recent post on the 80% Blog.
  • Visit the HRSA website to learn more about the UDS measure and to find the UDS screening rate for health centers in your state.

New Materials on Messaging to the Unscreened

We’ve added new materials and download options to complement the recently released 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. You can now download individual sections from the report, including single-page downloads for each of the demographic profiles examined from our market research. We hope you’ll find these alternative formats accessible and convenient to assist your future communications strategies. Please feel free to continue sharing this publication with your networks.

Newly Updated Materials for Healthcare Providers

Two popular resources have recently been updated to reflect the 80% in Every Community campaign: the Clinician’s Reference: Stool-Based Tests For Colorectal Cancer Screening and the co-brandableDos And Don’ts Of Colorectal Cancer Screening. Share these resources with healthcare providers to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool-based testing for colorectal cancer and to provide a one-page synopsis of clinical best practices for colorectal cancer screening. Stay tuned for additional updates to NCCRT resources in the coming weeks!

Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

Thank you for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: August 7, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We have a few updates to share.

New Blog Post Celebrating National Health Center Week

Join us in celebrating community health centers this week, National Health Center Week (NHCW), by checking out our new 80% Blog post that showcases the incredible work health centers are doing in the fight against colorectal cancer. Thank you to guest author Dr. Heather Brandt of the University of South Carolina and colleagues for sharing an example of tremendous progress in increasing colorectal cancer in rural and underserved communities in South Carolina. Feel free to share the blogand/or retweet/repost the messages we’re already sharing via @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable.

Also, be sure to visit https://healthcenterweek.org/ to find social media tools, a media toolkit, fact sheets, and more to use in thanking the health centers that you work with. Finally, please join us in giving a shout out to the 236 health centers that have pledged to work toward colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher! #ValueCHCs

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ICYMI: New Guidebook on Messaging to the Unscreened

In case you missed our announcement last week, be sure to check out the new 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. The guidebook is based on new market research on screened and unscreened populations and is designed to help clinicians, health plans, health organizations, employers, family members and others convince more people to get recommended screening. It includes new market-research tested messages, insights into reaching common personas, and other findings that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community.

Erica Hoffman Tribute

Singer-songwriter, vocal coach, and colorectal cancer screening advocate Erica Hoffman, 37, who spoke of her experience with colon cancer at our March 80% in Every Community launch has passed away after her battle with cancer. We will always remember Erica for her inspiration and her encouragement for others with a colon cancer diagnosis to share their stories. Visit this page for more information about Erica.

Thank you for the great work you do.

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: July 29, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members, We have lots of news to share.

New Guidebook on Messaging to the Unscreened

We are excited to announce the new 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messaging to Reach the Unscreened is now available. The guidebook is based on new market research on screened and unscreened populations and is designed to help clinicians, health plans, health organizations, employers, family members and others convince more people to get recommended screening. It includes new market-research tested messages, insights into reaching common personas, including Fearful Delayers, Invincibles, Preoccupied Busy Bees and the Financially Challenged, and other findings that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community. We also invite you to share the findings with your members and partners. We encourage you to retweet/repost the messages on NCCRT’s Twitter and Facebook channels today. Lastly, if you missed our July 16 webinar deep dive into the market research on the unscreened, the webinar replay is now available. Thank you to the many members and partners that contributed to this update to what is likely NCCRT’s most popular resource! We are excited to see how you use these findings to reach the communities you serve. Please share any successes and feedback at nccrt@cancer.org.
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Save the Date – 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting, Nov. 19 – 21, 2019 in Baltimore, MD

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars! – the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting will start with pre-conference activity, including late afternoon Task Group meetings, on Tuesday, Nov. 19th and close the afternoon of Thursday, November 21st. Please note: Our meeting will take place on Tuesday to Thursday this year instead of our previous Wednesday to Friday schedule. More information, including sponsorship opportunities, will be posted soon.

New Manuscript Reports on Meeting to Explore Research Priorities in Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Research

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s (Fight CRC’s) manuscript, “A summary of the Fight Colorectal Cancer working meeting: Exploring risk factors and etiology of sporadic early-age onset colorectal cancer”has been published in the August 2019 edition of Gastroenterology. Earlier this year, Fight CRC, with partners at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, convened a working group of researchers, oncologists, and patient advocates in Denver, Colorado. to examine research initiatives aimed at investigating sporadic early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC). The published manuscript, with NCCRT Steering Committee member Andrea (Andi) Dwyer as lead author, is the collaborative effort of over 45 experts in the field of EAO CRC. Watch recent NCCRT Steering Committee member Dr. Dennis Ahnen’s video about the increase of EAO CRC.

Gastroenterology Invites Original Research Article Submissions

The journal Gastroenterology invites original research article submissions for the upcoming March 2020 issue on colorectal cancer. Submit your original research article by Sept. 30, 2019, for the opportunity to have it published in the themed issue of Gastroenterology focused on colorectal cancer. The issue will be published in March 2020 and will receive special promotion, making your article highly visible to AGA membership and the scientific community beyond.
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CRC News: July 16, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Pledged Partners,

We hope you are enjoying your summer!

Webinar Today on Messaging to the Unscreened

Registration is still open for our webinar today from 2:00-3:00 PM ET to preview the new resource: 80% In Every Community Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the market research on the unscreened that was used to develop the soon-to-be-released 2019 80% in Every Community Messaging Guidebook, a resource designed to support our partners in better understanding the motivations, attitudes, and barriers of key unscreened populations. The 2019 update will also include new market-research tested messages, new findings, new population profiles, and message delivery insights that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community.Register now to tune into the webinar this afternoon.

The guidebook will be released next week along with a press release. If you’d like to help promote the guidebook to your members or constituents, please email nccrt@cancer.org to receive early access to the press release, sample newsletter content, and template social media messages.

Register

“Poop on Demand” Video

How did C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a community health center in Palm Beach County, Florida and an honoree recipient of the 2017 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awards, increase their colorectal cancer screening rate from 21% in 2013 to over 80% in 2016? They employed several evidence-based strategies, but one innovative strategy that they credit much of their success to is “poop on demand,” in which patients are given the option to complete stool-based screening during an office visit. We profiled C.L. Brumback’s work in a 2017 80% Blog post, but now you can also learn about their innovative approach in this short video segment. Hear from primary care providers, medical assistants, and patients on how this option provided a new opportunity to increase screening, even among their patients that are experiencing homelessness. Thank you to Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, V.P. and Chief Medical Officer, for bringing this new video to our attention.

Relevant Journal Articles & Publications

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: July 3, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members,

Welcome to July! We have lots of news to share.

New Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Interactive Website

A new interactive website is now available that complements NCCRT’s Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit, released in 2017 and now updated for 2019. This suite of resources provides practical advice on paying for and sustaining colorectal cancer screening patient navigation to help health care professionals at every stage of a navigation program. The new website includes technical assistance training modules and a new program sustainability assessment tool.

Thank you to the Colorado School of Public Health, the NCCRT Patient Navigation Toolkit Advisory Committee, and over 100 people and organizations who shared their time and expertise. Special thanks to NCCRT Steering Committee member Andi Dwyer for her vision and leadership in developing this much requested resource.

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Upcoming NCCRT Webinar

Registration is open for the webinar, 80% In Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened, on July 16th from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. This webinar will provide an introduction to the soon-to-be-released 2019 80% in Every Community Messaging Guidebook, which serves as a resource to better understand the motivations, attitudes, and barriers of key unscreened populations. It will also include market-tested messages that can educate and motivate these key audiences on the importance of colorectal cancer screening. The 2019 update will also include new findings, new population profiles, and message delivery insights that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community.

Register

Welcome to New NCCRT Members!

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new NCCRT members: Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center: Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, which will represented by Allison Rosen; and LacCorp, represented by Eric Rotthoff, which will be joining the NCCRT as a corporate associate. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!

In Memoriam: Henry T. Lynch, MD, Hereditary Cancer Researcher

Dr. Henry T. Lynch, a pioneering hereditary cancer researcher known for first defining Lynch syndrome, died June 2, 2019, at age 91. Learn more about Dr. Lynch’s life and legacy in obituaries from the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others.

Never Too Young Survey Now Available

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s fourth annual young-onset colorectal cancer survey is now open. The Alliance would appreciate NCCRT members’ support in sharing the survey opportunity with their young-onset patients, survivors, and caregivers. The survey is now available in English and Spanish. Data from the survey will be analyzed by the Alliance to create a report detailing results, with distribution expected in the fall.
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Call for CRC Screening Online Courses

Do you know of online courses that address colorectal cancer screening topics? NCCRT members often ask for recommendations for online courses, especially those that offer CME credits. If your organization provides courses or you know of one or more that you think other members should know about, please email nccrt@cancer.org with the course name, link, and please mention whether CME credits are available and if there are any associated costs. We will share the recommendations we receive in an upcoming CRC News. Thanks in advance!

Relevant Journal Articles & Publications

  • The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016. The report was jointly issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from the ACS, the CDC, and the NCI, convened a committee to develop a national strategy for cancer control. The resulting consensus report, Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation, presents the committee’s strategic vision recommendations to achieve the goal of implementing an effective national cancer control plan. Learn more in the full report or download the highlights document.
  • The CDC announced new U.S. Cancer Statistics data are available in an updated Data Visualizations tool and public use database. This data resource combines cancer registry data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.
  • Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society, made the case for closing the colorectal cancer screening Medicare loophole in an opinion piece published by USA Today on May 31.

Many thanks for the great work you do. Best wishes for a safe and relaxing 4th of July!

The NCCRT Team

CRC News: May 23, 2019

Hello NCCRT Members,

We hope you are having a pleasant May! We have lots of news to share.

New Blog Post Interview with Dr. Keith Winfrey of NOELA Community Health Center, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Dr. Keith Winfrey of NOELA Community Health Center, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement award grand prize winner. Learn about the strategies Dr. Winfrey and his staff used to dramatically increase colorectal cancer screening from 3% in 2012 to 80% in 2018. Congratulations again to NOELA CHC, and many thanks to Dr. Winfrey 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, you are welcome to use our shortened URL (http://ow.ly/WL2dI) and/or to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/coloncancerroundtable.

Upcoming NCCRT Webinars

  • June 27, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET: Virtual Tour of the New Online Component to the Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit. We know colorectal cancer screening navigation works, but how do we pay for it and sustain our programs? Join the webinar virtual tour of this new online resource. (Registration for this webinar will be limited to 100 participants, but the replay will be available soon after if interest exceeds capacity.) Learn more and register >>>
  • (Rescheduled from May 30) July 16, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET: 80% In Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened. Who are the unscreened for colorectal cancer? And what messages are most likely to motivate them to get screened? Don’t miss this introduction to the soon-to-be-released 2019 Communications Guidebook. Learn more and register >>>
    • Note: If you already registered for the May 30th date, you will soon receive an email confirming that your registration has rolled over to the new webinar date. There is no need to register again.

Welcome to New NCCRT Members!

We are pleased to announce the addition of four new NCCRT members: Quality Insights, which will represented by Andrea Rodi and Sarah Toborowski; Sanford Health, represented by Mallory Koshiol; Southwestern Health Resources, represented by Steven Price; and Aetna, represented by Paul Aitken and Sharon Thomas, which will be joining the NCCRT as a corporate associate. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!

USPSTF Releases Final Research Plan for Colorectal Cancer

Last week, the US Preventive Services Task Force released the final research plan for colorectal cancer screening, which marks another step toward developing a new USPSTF Recommendation Statement for colorectal cancer screening. Learn more and review the plan >>>

Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer – June 8

Surgery on Sunday – Louisville is hosting the Health Equity and Literacy Summit on Colorectal Cancer – HEAL on June 8th, 2019 in Louisville, KY. The summit is an open forum to discuss and develop solutions to increase health literacy and access to care in communities disproportionally affected by colorectal cancer. All healthcare professionals, public health experts, advocacy partners, and other interested individuals are invited. Learn more and register >>>

2019 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium – June 19-21

Registration is open for the fourth annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, which will be held in Little Rock, June 19th through 21st, 2019. The meeting will cover the latest discoveries across the spectrum of colorectal cancer—from working with Accountable Care Organizations to Large Hospital Systems; to cancer genetics; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in patient navigation and medicine from institutions all across the southeastern region. Learn more and register >>>

Relevant Journal Articles & Publications

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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% in Every Community Sizzle Reel & Press Kit

Don’t miss our new 60 second introduction to 80% in Every Community! This campaign “sizzle reel” is a great way to introduce partners to what the new campaign is all about. You can also find the video on our 80% in Every Community webpage. Additionally, press materials are now available to support your engagement with the campaign. Visit the 80% in Every Community Press Kit to find a template press release, media pitch, and media tip sheet. You will also find links to existing materials, such as a tip sheet on Earning your Earned Media. Lastly, did you miss the 80% in Every Community campaign launch on March 7? It was a tremendous event—our campaign hashtag, #80inEveryCommunity, even trended on Twitter! You can still watch the replay on our Facebook page. We also plan to share highlights on our blog in early April.

New Brief on 80% in Every Community for LGBT Communities

The NCCRT is pleased to partner with LGBT HealthLink and the American Cancer Society to release the new brief: 80% in Every Community: What Can Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Communities Do to Advance the Shared Goal to Screen 80% of Age-eligble Adults for Colorectal Cancer?, which outlines four things you can do to support colorectal cancer screening and prevention in LGBT communities. Special thanks to Regina Washington, DrPH, Director of Program Operations at LGBT HealthLink, and Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at ACS for partnering with us to develop this new resource.

New NCCRT Staff Roles

We are pleased to share that Emily Bell and Caleb Levell are now assuming the roles of co-directors of the NCCRT. Emily’s new position is Director, NCCRT – Colorectal Cancer Interventions and Caleb’s role is now Director, NCCRT – Programs and Partnerships. Dionne Christopher, Program Manager, Cancer Screening, ACS and NCCRT, is continuing in her same role, and Dr. Durado Brooks, Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions, ACS, provides leadership to our team. We’re excited to take on these new roles!

NCCRT Workshop at Dialogue for Action

Registration is open for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention meeting, which will be held on April 24-26, 2019 at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA.

NCCRT plans to host a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 24th from 9:00 to 10:20 AM ET. The workshop, 80% in Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened, will introduce participants to the upcoming 80% in Every Community Communications Guidebook, which will provide tested messages and advice for reaching key populations. Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us. View the agenda and register.

Registration is Open for the 5th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit May 2-3

Registration is open for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation’s fifth annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit in New York City on May 2-3, 2019. Abstracts will be accepted through March 31 and early bird pricing is available through March 30. The NCCRT Family History and Early Age Onset CRC Task Group will be sharing updates at the conference, and the summit will continue bringing valuable discussion around a pressing issue. Thank you to the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation for sharing agenda space with us.

Kentucky Passes Law that Requires Health Plans to Cover Cancer Genetic Testing

Last week Kentucky passed a bill requiring health benefit plans to cover genetic testing for those with cancer risk, as recommended by health care providers. The Affordable Care Act requires coverage for some genetic tests, such as BRCA testing, but this is the first state bill to pass that requires coverage for colorectal cancer genetic testing. Learn more on the bill page or in the Colon Cancer Prevention Project’s press release.

NIH Announces New Funding Opportunity in Adult Screening

Funding Opportunity Announcement PA-18-932 invites applications that seek to develop and understand strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team