CRC News: April 20, 2020
Dear NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,
We hope you and your families are staying safe and well. We have several news updates to share with you this week.
Revised Date and Registration: Webinar on Recent Report that Finds CRC 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 11, 2020
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 PM ET
Registration is now available 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, Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, at the American Cancer Society.
New Member Resources Added to the NCCRT Resource Center
We invite you to visit the NCCRT Resource Center to check out the latest two member resource additions: the American College of Radiology’s My CT Colonography Locator Tool, an online tool to find a computed tomography (CT) colonography screening center near you; and the Nuestras Voces Network Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Infographic, a bilingual infographic developed by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Nuestras Voces Network Program.
Do you have a resource that you think would be a good fit for the Resource Center? Learn how to submit a resource.
New Joint Gastroenterological Society Guidance
The American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases issued guidance regarding how to manage the clinical procedural needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance describes the types of elective procedures that should be delayed as well as the urgent/emergent procedures that should not be delayed.
Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Virtual Summit Registration is Open
The Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer (EAO-CRC) Summit will be hosted as a virtual event on Thursday, April 23 from 12:00 – 2:30 PM EST. Learn more and register.
Relevant Journal Articles and Publications
- An article published in US News & World Report on April 3rd describes impacts to community health centers as the nation responds to the pandemic: Can Community Health Centers Survive the Coronavirus Fight?
- The American Cancer Society recently published a Colorectal Cancer Research Collection, which includes recent research on colorectal cancer screening and treatment.
- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network recently published a report highlighting advocacy in accomplishments made in 2019: 2019 Advocacy Accomplishments Champions for Change: Leading the Fight to Conquer Cancer, which includes a section on colorectal cancer related accomplishments.
Many thanks for the great work you do.
The NCCRT Team
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