CRC News: February 10, 2020
Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,
We have several updates to share with you this week.
Registration Now Open: Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast
Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Thursday, March 5th from 2-3 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. Plus, you once again have the opportunity to participate by submitting a video that showcases what you are doing to improve colorectal cancer screening in your community! The deadline to share videos to be considered for the live broadcast is February 19th, but we’re collecting videos through February 28th to share throughout March. Visit the event webpage to register, find tips on how to submit your video, and learn how to get engaged on social media.
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guide for NextGen Users
We’re pleased to share a new resource with you: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment Workflow and Documentation Guide for Health Center NextGen Users. This Guide provides focused documentation to assist users of NextGen software to improve the process of assessing, documenting, tracking, and following up on colorectal cancer screening. The Guide gives particular attention to assessment of personal and family risk and the tracking and follow-up of screening results that are not addressed in the standard NextGen guidance documents. The Guide was initially developed by Harbor Health Services in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and NACHC, with support from the American Cancer Society. Special thanks to Cheryl Modica, Director, Quality Center at NACHC, for her leadership in partnering with the NCCRT to make this Guide available to NCCRT members and partners.
How are You Using the NCCRT’s 2018 Market Research and Tested Messages?
It’s been several months since we published our latest round of market research on the unscreened and market research-tested colorectal cancer screening messages in the 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening Messaging Guidebook: Recommended Messages to Reach the Unscreened and we’re eager to learn how you are using them! Have you used the findings or tested messages in your colorectal cancer screening promotion activities? Please let us know and share any example materials by emailing Caleb.Levell@cancer.org.
Webinar Series from the Colorado Cancer Screening Program
The Colorado Cancer Screening Program is hosting a webinar series on stool-based screening for colorectal cancer that is open to NCCRT members and partners. The five-session series runs February 21 to March 19, 2020 and will feature expert faculty from Colorado and across the US.
Last Call for Prevent Cancer Dialogue Posters and Laurel Award Nominations
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting the Prevent Cancer Dialogue, an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention and risk reduction initiatives in their communities. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 15-17, 2020 in Arlington, VA. Nominations for the annual Laurels awards are being accepted now through February 19. Abstracts for the poster session will be accepted through February 14. Additionally, NCCRT will be hosting a workshop during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 15th. Learn More
Celebrating the Life of John Andretti
John Andretti, celebrated IndyCar and NASCAR driver, passed away after his battle with colon cancer at the age of 56. He was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at the age of 54 and quickly became a vocal champion for colorectal cancer screening. His social media campaign, #CheckIt4Andretti, gained a viral following. John was a tireless advocate for colorectal cancer awareness and will be dearly missed.
Relevant Journal Articles and Publications
- A recent study published in JAMA Network Open, Trends in Incidence of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the United States Among Those Approaching Screening Age, finds steep incidence increases from 49 to 50 years of age. The study was also featured in a US News & World Report article. Congratulations to current and recent NCCRT steering committee members Drs. Jordan Karlitz and Dennis Ahnen, as well as the other authors.
- Volume 17 of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Handbook on colorectal cancer screening is now available. The publication provides evidence-based evaluations of the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Congratulations to Dr. Robert Smith, NCCRT Chair, and the other authors that contributed to this volume.
- A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, A Systematic Review of Repeat Fecal Occult Blood Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening, examined prevalence of repeat FOBT testing in diverse health care settings.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team
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