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CRC News: December 13, 2019

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 [email protected] 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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Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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