CRC News: June 30, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

 

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Register Now: Webinar Release of NCCRT’s Newly Updated Steps Guide for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Register now for the upcoming webinar release of NCCRT’s Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Manual for Primary Care Practices, an updated second edition to the first edition originally published in 2014. This edition has been expanded to include all primary care settings and updated to reflect current guidelines, new screening modalities, 10 case studies of exemplary practice sites, and updated literature references. The first edition was one of the NCCRT’s most popular resources and has been instrumental in helping primary care practices throughout the United States achieve improvements in their colorectal cancer screening rates.

Speakers:

  • Laura Makaroff, DO, Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection, American Cancer Society
  • Michelle Tropper, MPH, Director of Clinical Programs, Health Efficient
  • Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center
  • Frank Colangelo, MD, MS-HQS, Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates

Registration is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

 

Replay Available: Webinar Preview of NCCRT’s New 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People

Did you miss NCCRT’s webinar preview of the soon-to-be-released 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People: Messages to Motivate for Colorectal Cancer Screening on June 21, 2022? Now you can ! The webinar provides an overview of the NCCRT market research findings, including barriers to CRC screening, preferred and trusted sources for receiving healthcare information, and research-tested messages that could help encourage unscreened Black and African American people to seek CRC screening. Watch for the guidebook release announcement in this newsletter in the next one to two weeks.

 

NCCRT Poster Wins 2nd Prize at Southeastern Regional Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference!

The NCCRT staff attended the 6th annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium hosted in Irving, Texas, on June 15-17, 2022. We congratulate the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium for hosting an invigorating conference. Our staff is honored to have received second place for our “Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Research: Messages to Motivate Black People & African Americans” poster.

 

Exact Sciences Releases Request for Proposal to New FOCUS Program

Exact Sciences, an NCCRT corporate association member, released a new opportunity through the Funding Opportunities for CRC Screening Uptake Strategies or FOCUS Program.

Exact Sciences encourages all interested parties to follow the link under the Intent to Apply section of the RFP on page 5 of the document to share their contact information for further outreach about this process. Additional application information will be shared with all interested parties at the beginning of July. The deadline to submit proposals is August 1, 2022. Email Meg Fischer, , with questions.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Research Program Call for Proposals

The Prevent Cancer Foundation, an NCCRT member, conducts a research program that aims to identify and fund innovative projects with the potential to contribute substantially to cancer prevention or early detection. The deadline to apply is July 11, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.

 

National LGBT Cancer Network Announces the LGBTQ+ Colorectal Cancer Toolkit!

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This month the National LGBT Cancer Network released a Colorectal Cancer Toolkit that provides tailored materials for LGBTQ+ community members. Visit the microsite for information on colorectal cancer risk, screening test options, finding welcoming medical providers, as well as tips and information on cancer care management and survivorship.

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

CRC News: June 30, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

 

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Register Now: Webinar Release of NCCRT’s Newly Updated Steps Guide for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care

Date: Monday, July 25, 2022

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Register now for the upcoming webinar release of NCCRT’s Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Manual for Primary Care Practices, an updated second edition to the first edition originally published in 2014. This edition has been expanded to include all primary care settings and updated to reflect current guidelines, new screening modalities, 10 case studies of exemplary practice sites, and updated literature references. The first edition was one of the NCCRT’s most popular resources and has been instrumental in helping primary care practices throughout the United States achieve improvements in their colorectal cancer screening rates.

Speakers:

  • Laura Makaroff, DO, Senior Vice President, Prevention and Early Detection, American Cancer Society
  • Michelle Tropper, MPH, Director of Clinical Programs, Health Efficient
  • Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, New Orleans East Louisiana Community Health Center
  • Frank Colangelo, MD, MS-HQS, Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates

Registration is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

 

Replay Available: Webinar Preview of NCCRT’s New 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People

Did you miss NCCRT’s webinar preview of the soon-to-be-released 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People: Messages to Motivate for Colorectal Cancer Screening on June 21, 2022? Now you can ! The webinar provides an overview of the NCCRT market research findings, including barriers to CRC screening, preferred and trusted sources for receiving healthcare information, and research-tested messages that could help encourage unscreened Black and African American people to seek CRC screening. Watch for the guidebook release announcement in this newsletter in the next one to two weeks.

 

NCCRT Poster Wins 2nd Prize at Southeastern Regional Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference!

The NCCRT staff attended the 6th annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium hosted in Irving, Texas, on June 15-17, 2022. We congratulate the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium for hosting an invigorating conference. Our staff is honored to have received second place for our “Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Research: Messages to Motivate Black People & African Americans” poster.

 

Exact Sciences Releases Request for Proposal to New FOCUS Program

Exact Sciences, an NCCRT corporate association member, released a new opportunity through the Funding Opportunities for CRC Screening Uptake Strategies or FOCUS Program.

Exact Sciences encourages all interested parties to follow the link under the Intent to Apply section of the RFP on page 5 of the document to share their contact information for further outreach about this process. Additional application information will be shared with all interested parties at the beginning of July. The deadline to submit proposals is August 1, 2022. Email Meg Fischer, , with questions.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Research Program Call for Proposals

The Prevent Cancer Foundation, an NCCRT member, conducts a research program that aims to identify and fund innovative projects with the potential to contribute substantially to cancer prevention or early detection. The deadline to apply is July 11, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.

 

National LGBT Cancer Network Announces the LGBTQ+ Colorectal Cancer Toolkit!

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This month the National LGBT Cancer Network released a Colorectal Cancer Toolkit that provides tailored materials for LGBTQ+ community members. Visit the microsite for information on colorectal cancer risk, screening test options, finding welcoming medical providers, as well as tips and information on cancer care management and survivorship.

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

CRC News: June 3, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

 

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Register Now: Webinar Release of NCCRT’s New 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People

 

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Register now for the upcoming webinar release of NCCRT’s 2022 Messaging Guidebook for Black & African American People: Messages to Motivate for Colorectal Cancer Screening. You will receive an overview of the NCCRT market research findings, learn about identified barriers to CRC screening, understand preferred and trusted sources for receiving healthcare information, and learn about research-tested messages that could help encourage unscreened Black people and African Americans to seek CRC screening.

Black and African American people experience disproportionately high incidence and mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC), with CRC death rates almost 40% higher than those of white people. While screening is only one element of the work that needs to be done to address these CRC disparities, it is important to promote screening in the best way possible. This new guidebook is intended to provide you with information and tools to help you work towards closing disparity gaps by using effective, tailored cancer screening messaging to help motivate people to get screened.

Speakers:

  • Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD, MPH, Board Member, Co-Founder, Association of Black Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists
  • Michelle Aubertine, MBA, Project Manager, KS&R
  • Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, Board Member, Co-Founder, Association of Black Gastroenterologist & Hepatologists

NCCRT would like to thank Quest Diagnostics for supporting the development of this resource, as well as the numerous NCCRT members and partners that contributed their time and expertise.

Registration is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

Registration is open for NCCRT’s Next Blue Star Conversation!

Join us for our next Blue Star Conversation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The upcoming “Demystifying Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality Measures: A Conversation with NCQA’s Mary Barton” will be hosted by the Policy Action Strategic Priority Team and will feature an interview with Mary Barton, MD MPP, Vice President of Performance Measurement at the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA).

It’s been an exciting year with many policy successes, including adding CRC screening as a Medicaid measure and the elimination of cost sharing for colonoscopies that follow abnormal non-colonoscopy tests for private health plans. Now is your chance to ask an expert about what this all means for CRC screening tracking at the health plan level.

NCCRT’s Blue Star Conversations is a series of one-hour programs that feature a brief and topical presentation or interview followed by interactive discussion and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series is hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees.

Do you need to update your NCCRT member representatives? Or are you unsure of who is on our lists? Please email nccrt@cancer.org.

Resource Updates: How Can Employers and Survivors & Families Save More Lives from Colorectal Cancer?

We encourage you to review and circulate our newly updated briefs on how employers and survivors and families can help advance the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in adults ages 45 and older. An update to our brief for women’s health providers was also released last month.

Visit the NCCRT resource Center to download these newly updated resources and share them in your networks to equip your partners with action steps to advance 80% in Every Community. Please also keep an eye out for additional NCCRT resource updates coming soon

Save the Date: 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting

We hope you are already saving the date for the November 16-18, 2022, in Baltimore, MD.

A personalized link to registration will be emailed to NCCRT member representatives in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please email if you need to update your NCCRT member representatives or if you are you unsure of who is on our lists.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

CRC News: May 11, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

 

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Registration is open for NCCRT’s Next Blue Star Conversation!

Join us for our next Blue Star Conversation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The upcoming “Demystifying Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality Measures: A Conversation with NCQA’s Mary Barton” will be hosted by the Policy Action Strategic Priority Team and will feature an interview with Mary Barton, MD MPP, Vice President of Performance Measurement at the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA).

It’s been an exciting year with many policy successes, including adding CRC screening as a Medicaid measure and the elimination of cost sharing for colonoscopies that follow abnormal non-colonoscopy tests for private health plans. Now is your chance to ask an expert about what this all means for CRC screening tracking at the health plan level.

NCCRT’s Blue Star Conversations is a series of one-hour programs that feature a brief and topical presentation or interview followed by interactive discussion and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series is hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees.

Do you need to update your NCCRT member representatives? Or are you unsure of who is on our lists? Please email nccrt@cancer.org.

We hope you will join us for the next program in this exciting new series! .

Resource Update: How Can Women’s Health Providers Save More Lives from Colorectal Cancer?

May 8-14, 2022 is National Women’s Health Week, the perfect time to review and circulate our newly updated brief on how women’s health providers can help advance the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in adults ages 45 and older.

NCCRT would like to thank the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for supporting the development of this resource, and for their longtime commitment to advancing colorectal cancer screening as an NCCRT member.

Visit the NCCRT Resource Center to download this newly updated resource and share in your networks to equip women’s health providers with six action steps to advance 80% in Every Community. Please also keep an eye out for additional NCCRT resource updates coming soon!

 

New NCCN CRC Screening Guideline for Patients Now Available in 18 Languages

In December 2021, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) announced the publication of new a free guide for patients and caregivers that breaks down the different ways screening can be done and explains the recommended timing according to the latest research. The guidelines are now available in 18 languages.

NCCRT Member Events

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

 

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CRC News: April 13, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

 

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Save The Date: 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting!

We hope you will save the dates to join us for NCCRT’s 26th Annual Meeting on November 16-18, 2022. We are thrilled to share that we’re planning to meet in-person in the DC/Baltimore area. We will share further details on the agenda, hotel, and registration in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars! Updates will be shared in this newsletter and on the event webpage.

Inaugural Blue Star Conversation a Success!

NCCRT has launched a new series called Blue Star Conversations. Each webinar in this series will include a brief, timely, topical presentation (generally 15-20 minutes) followed by small group discussions among participants, and a sharing of key takeaways with the larger group. These conversations are hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams (SPT). The first session held on March 29, 2022, was hosted by the Family History & Early-Age CRC SPT and featured SPT co-chair Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, City of Hope National Medical Center, presenting the findings from the recent publication A High Percentage of Early-age Onset Colorectal Cancer is Potentially Preventable, published in Gastroenterology. View the recorded presentation and key takeaways from the breakout discussions.

We hope you will join us for the next edition of the exciting new series—the date for which will be shared very soon! And please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have an idea for a topic that could be a good fit for your SPT. Please send your ideas to Kaitlin Sylvester, Director, NCCRT – Programs & Partnerships, at Kaitlin.Sylvester@cancer.org.

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

 

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CRC News: March 22, 2022

Replay Available: 2022 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast

Did you miss NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 8, 2022? Now you can watch the replay! Watch the webcast to learn about national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work.

Today is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day

Join numerous NCCRT members and partners in bringing awareness to Lynch syndrome, a syndrome which can greatly increase a person’s risk for colorectal cancer. The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer in people with Lynch Syndrome can range from about 10% to about 80%, depending on which gene mutation is causing the syndrome.

 

NCCRT member AliveAndKickn is hosting a series of Lynch Syndrome Patient Community Discussions from March through August 2022. Each session will feature a Living with Lynch patient video followed by live discussions around each topic. Learn more on the Living with Lynch website (a collaboration with the Colon Cancer Coalition, another NCCRT member) and register for first the first virtual Patient Community Discussion tonight at 7:00pm ET.

Resource Update: The Dos And Don’ts Of Colorectal Cancer Screening

This newly updated one-page flyer may be used to remind clinicians about some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. The flyer was updated in March 2022 to reflect the colorectal cancer screening starting age of 45 for average risk patients. Partners have the option to cobrand the flyer with their organization’s logo.

 

Download this newly updated resource and watch for additional resource updates coming soon!

CRC News: March 8, 2022

Last Call to Register for our Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Registration is still open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast today from 2-3:00 PM ET. We hope you will join us to celebrate and learn about the work of our 2022 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award honorees and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work. The webcast will be recorded and posted to www.nccrt.org this week for those of you that are not able to attend the live program.

Did you wear your best blue for Dress in Blue Day last Friday? Send your Dress in Blue photo to nccrt@cancer.org by 1pm ET today and we’ll share as many as we can on our webcast this afternoon!

 

Reminder: Register for Let’s Beat Colorectal Cancer – An Update for the Black Community

The NCCRT is proud to sponsor an upcoming Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month event from the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH). Join the ABGH on March 10, 2022 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET to learn about what colorectal cancer is, find out what’s new with colorectal cancer screening and how to get screened, and hear powerful stories from survivors and caregivers. Register at letsbeatcrc.eventbrite.com. Follow ABGH at www.blackingastro.org.

 

Thinking about Applying for NCCRT Membership?

If your organization is considering applying to be a member of the NCCRT, now is the time! While most of our content and programs are open to members and partners alike, we are launching a new member benefit later this month. Read on to learn about this new member webinar series and review our membership overview and application if you think membership might be a good fit for your organization. Questions? Email nccrt@cancer.org.

The NCCRT is excited to announce the launch of Blue Star Conversations, a new series of one-hour programs that will feature a brief, timely, topical presentation (just 15-20 minutes) followed by small group member discussions and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series will be hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

The first Blue Star Conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The inaugural conversation, What Proportion of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer is Potentially Preventable Based on Family History and Genetics?, will be hosted by the Family History & Early Age Onset Strategic Priority Team and will feature Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, of City of Hope National Medical Center and co-chair of the Strategic Priority Team, who will present findings from the recent publication, A High Percentage of Early-age Onset Colorectal Cancer Is Potentially Preventable, published in Gastroenterology.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees. Not yet an NCCRT member? Now’s the time to apply! Email nccrt@cancer.org.

 

Last Call for Nominations for the 2022 Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards

The NCCRT is pleased to join the Prevent Cancer Foundation as co-sponsors of their prestigious Laurel awards program. Awards will be made in these categories to recognize work in any area of cancer prevention or early detection, especially in times of COVID:

  • Cancer Prevention Laurel for National Leadership
  • Cancer Prevention Laurel for Dedication to Community Service
  • Cancer Prevention Laurel for Increasing Health Equity through Innovation

Honorees will be recognized at the 2022 Prevent Cancer Dialogue June 9-10, 2022 in Arlington, VA. Submit your nominations by COB on Monday, March 14.

 

Positions Open with American Cancer Society National Roundtables

The American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for several positions with national roundtables, including the National Lung Cancer Roundtable and the newly launching National Breast Cancer Roundtable and National Cervical Cancer Roundtable. Visit the ACS employment opportunities website to learn more.

National Breast Cancer Roundtable

  • Director, National Breast Cancer Roundtable
  • Program Manager, National Breast Cancer Roundtable

National Cervical Cancer Roundtable

  • Director, National Cervical Cancer Roundtable

National Lung Cancer Roundtable

  • Program Manager, National Lung Cancer Roundtable

CRC News: March 3, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award Winners!

The NCCRT has recognized six organizations with the 2022 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 Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo, CO; Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, Richmond, VA; Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Nebraska Cancer Coalition, Lincoln, NE; Senator Maryellen Goodwin and Representative Mia Ackerman, Providence, RI; and Access to Screening: A Colorectal Cancer Alliance Prevention Initiative, Washington, DC.

View and Share the Press Release

View and share the press release, amplify our posts on social media, and don’t miss our recognition of these distinguished honorees during our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 8th at 2:00 pm ET! (Learn more below.)

Reminder: Register for our Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 8th!

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Tuesday, March 8 from 2-3:00 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.

 

Many thanks for the great work you do!

 

The NCCRT Team

 

 

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CRC News: February 24, 2022

NCCRT Launches New Blue Star Conversation Series

The overwhelming feedback we received from the 2021 NCCRT Annual Meeting is that NCCRT members want us to deliver more timely presentations plus opportunities for in-depth conversation. It’s not easy to do this in the virtual environment, but we’re up for the challenge!

We are excited to announce our new Blue Star Conversations, a series of one-hour programs that will feature a brief, timely, topical presentation (just 15-20 minutes) followed by small group member discussions and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series will be hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

Join us for our first Blue Star Conversation on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The inaugural conversation, What Proportion of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer is Potentially Preventable Based on Family History and Genetics?, will be hosted by the Family History & Early Age Onset Strategic Priority Team and will feature Heather Hampel, MS, LGC, of City of Hope National Medical Center and co-chair of the Strategic Priority Team, who will present findings from the recent publication, A High Percentage of Early-age Onset Colorectal Cancer Is Potentially Preventable, published in Gastroenterology.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees.

Do you need to update your NCCRT member representatives? Or are you unsure of who is on our lists? Please email nccrt@cancer.org.

We hope you will join us for this exciting new series!

To register, use the link in CRC News that was sent to NCCRT members on February 24, 2022. 

 

Welcome our Newest NCCRT Members!

We are pleased to announce the addition of four new NCCRT members: FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, Ostomy 2-1-1 Inc., PALTOWN Development Foundation/COLONTOWN, and Geneoscopy, Inc., which will be joining the NCCRT as a corporate associate. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!

Reminder: Register for NCCRT’s Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Tuesday, March 8 from 2-3:00 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.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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CRC News: February 16, 2022

ACS National Consortium Publishes New Consensus Recommendations for Improving Cancer Screening and Care in the US

Today the American Cancer Society National Consortium for Cancer Screening and Care (ACS National Consortium) released a set of consensus recommendations in a new report Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Improving Cancer Screening and Care in the US. Companion materials are also available.

The ACS National Consortium launched in March 2021 with the aim to quicken the nation’s collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s detrimental impact on cancer screening and care. The group represents a diverse, multi-sector coalition of 28 organizational members.

To develop the recommendations, the ACS National Consortium hosted public forums, informational webcasts, and member summits, and identified key opportunities where partners can catalyze change by accelerating, strengthening, and mobilizing around sensible, but bold, cancer screening and care activities. The report is geared towards clinicians, health systems, public health partners, and advocacy organizations.

Special thanks to Folasade May, PhD, MD, MPhil, from the University of California Los Angeles for serving as NCCRT’s member representative in the consortium.

View the press release and find more information at consortium.acs4ccc.org/.

 

Upcoming NCCRT Member Events

  • Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 4! The annual event brings awareness to colorectal cancer and honors those who are impacted by the disease. Visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance to learn more and find sample social media posts and graphics.
  • Join the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists on March 10 from 8-9:00 PM ET for Let’s Beat Colorectal Cancer – An Update for the Black Community, an awareness month event, to learn about what colorectal cancer is, find out what’s new with colorectal cancer screening and how to get screened, and hear powerful stories from survivors and caregivers. NCCRT is a proud sponsor of this event.
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer is hosting its annual Call-on Congress event, an opportunity for advocates from across the country to share your stories and educate members of Congress on issues impacting you and the colorectal cancer community, March 16-17 in Washington, DC. This year the event will feature United in Blue, the first-ever flag installation on the National Mall to spotlight colorectal cancer as a national priority and raise awareness that we need to fight for more.
  • Registration is open for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2022 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, June 9-10 in Arlington, VA. Hear from well-known experts and engaging speakers on important trending topics in cancer prevention and early detection. Register before March 31 to receive the early bird rate. Visit the conference webpage to submit nominations to the Laurels Awards program by March 2 and to make a poster abstract submission by March 3.
  • Registration is open for the 2022 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium conference to be held June 15-17 in Irving, Texas. The conference provides an opportunity for consortium members to discuss challenges and share knowledge, tools, resources and strategic approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening rates for the southeast.

Would you like to let us know about an upcoming colorectal cancer screening-related meeting or event? Please send information to nccrt@cancer.org.

Reminder: Register for NCCRT’s Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Tuesday, March 8 from 2-3:00 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.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

 

The NCCRT Team

 

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