CRC News: February 16, 2022
ACS National Consortium Publishes New Consensus Recommendations for Improving Cancer Screening and Care in the US
Today the American Cancer Society National Consortium for Cancer Screening and Care (ACS National Consortium) released a set of consensus recommendations in a new report Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Improving Cancer Screening and Care in the US. Companion materials are also available.
The ACS National Consortium launched in March 2021 with the aim to quicken the nation’s collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s detrimental impact on cancer screening and care. The group represents a diverse, multi-sector coalition of 28 organizational members.
To develop the recommendations, the ACS National Consortium hosted public forums, informational webcasts, and member summits, and identified key opportunities where partners can catalyze change by accelerating, strengthening, and mobilizing around sensible, but bold, cancer screening and care activities. The report is geared towards clinicians, health systems, public health partners, and advocacy organizations.
Special thanks to Folasade May, PhD, MD, MPhil, from the University of California Los Angeles for serving as NCCRT’s member representative in the consortium.
Upcoming NCCRT Member Events
- Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 4! The annual event brings awareness to colorectal cancer and honors those who are impacted by the disease. Visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance to learn more and find sample social media posts and graphics.
- Join the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists on March 10 from 8-9:00 PM ET for Let’s Beat Colorectal Cancer – An Update for the Black Community, an awareness month event, to learn about what colorectal cancer is, find out what’s new with colorectal cancer screening and how to get screened, and hear powerful stories from survivors and caregivers. NCCRT is a proud sponsor of this event.
- Fight Colorectal Cancer is hosting its annual Call-on Congress event, an opportunity for advocates from across the country to share your stories and educate members of Congress on issues impacting you and the colorectal cancer community, March 16-17 in Washington, DC. This year the event will feature United in Blue, the first-ever flag installation on the National Mall to spotlight colorectal cancer as a national priority and raise awareness that we need to fight for more.
- Registration is open for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2022 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, June 9-10 in Arlington, VA. Hear from well-known experts and engaging speakers on important trending topics in cancer prevention and early detection. Register before March 31 to receive the early bird rate. Visit the conference webpage to submit nominations to the Laurels Awards program by March 2 and to make a poster abstract submission by March 3.
- Registration is open for the 2022 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium conference to be held June 15-17 in Irving, Texas. The conference provides an opportunity for consortium members to discuss challenges and share knowledge, tools, resources and strategic approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening rates for the southeast.
Would you like to let us know about an upcoming colorectal cancer screening-related meeting or event? Please send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: Register for NCCRT’s Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!
Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Tuesday, March 8 from 2-3:00 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.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team
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