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CRC News: December 16, 2021

CRC News: December 16, 2021

2021 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting Presentations Now Available

Many of the presentations from NCCRT’s 2021 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting, hosted virtually on November 15-17, are now available online. View keynote, panel, and concurrent session recordings and slides by visiting the meeting webpage. 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. Pro Tip: Did you miss NCCRT’s infamous musical performances from the 2021 meeting? Find them in the opening sessions for Nov. 15 and Nov. 17!

Opportunity to Advocate for CRC Screening Coverage at 45

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, an NCCRT member, shared the following opportunity to urge health insurance companies to cover colorectal cancer screenings beginning at age 45:

Please help speed insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45, per the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s new guideline. Cosign a letter which the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will submit to insurance companies in the new year. Please sign by Wednesday, December 22.

You may also share the unbranded copy and images from this social media kit with your organization or advocates to encourage payer coverage at 45.

For more information on this advocacy effort, please visit this page.

GI Societies Endorse CRC Screening Age of 45

On November 15, the United States  Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on colorectal cancer (CRC) released updated screening recommendations, endorsing 45 as the age to start average-risk CRC screening. These recommendations solidify the announcement in May 2021 supporting the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in lowering the screening age.

The MSTF, which is comprised of representatives from AGA, ACG and ASGE, updated the 2017 CRC screening recommendations, focusing on the specific questions of when to start and when to stop CRC screening in average-risk individuals.

New NCCN CRC Screening Guideline for Patients

Earlier this month, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) announced the publication of new NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Colorectal Cancer Screening. This new, free guide for patients and caregivers breaks down the different ways screening can be done and explains the recommended timing according to the latest research.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients are based on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), which are determined by multidisciplinary teams of experts from across NCCN Member Institutions. The new guide is supported in part by NCCRT member Fight Colorectal Cancer.

The NCCN issued a corresponding press release.


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