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CRC News: April 12, 2021

CRC News: April 12, 2021

Save the Date: 2021 NCCRT Annual Meeting & 80% in Every Community Conference

We hope you will save the dates to join us for NCCRT’s 25th Annual Meeting and second 80% in Every Community Conference November 15-17, 2021. We don’t yet know whether our meeting will be offered as an in-person meeting, virtual meeting, or a hybrid of the two, but we will share more in the coming months. For now, please mark your calendars! Updates will be shared in this newsletter and on the .

New Member Resource: Continuing Education Courses for Healthcare Providers on Colorectal Cancer Screening

We invite you to visit the to check out the latest member resource addition:, two free continuing education courses produced in partnership by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Medscape Education.

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Reminder: Register for Colorectal Cancer Screening & COVID-19 Update Webinar

Join us for NCCRT’s next webinar on Thursday, April 15 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, in which we will reconvene the authors of NCCRT’s (released June 2020) for how NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation can work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities. This webinar will bring the group back together to discuss what progress we’ve made and what challenges remain for colorectal cancer screening in 2021.

Relevant Journal Articles, Publications, & Other News

• Please join us in congratulating Bruce Waldholtz, MD, 2020 recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Volunteer Leadership Award. Many of you will know Dr. Waldholtz, a gastroenterologist based in Virginia, for his decades of leadership in championing colorectal cancer screening.

• Last month, to share on her ACS-funded research into how some rural clinics have achieved high colorectal cancer screening rates.

• Former NCCRT Steering Committee member Frank Berger, PhD, published: .”

• Former NCCRT Steering Committee member Andi Dwyer published: ,” the results of which are

• “,” published March 16 as correspondence in Gastroenterology clarifies the findings published in “” in Annals of Internal Medicine in February. Authors include current and former NCCRT Steering Committee members Jordan Karlitz, MD, and Steven Itzkowitz, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF.

• Several recent publications describe the association between time to colonoscopy and colorectal cancer outcomes:

o “,” published in JAMA Network on March 31.

o “,” published in Gastroenterology on February 2.

o r,” published in Gut on March 31.


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