CRC News: February 21, 2020
Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,
We have several updates to share with you this week.
Deadline Extended: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Short Video Opportunity
You now have until end of day Monday, February 24th to share a short video to show how you’re working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% and higher in your community. Some of the videos will be shared during our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on March 5th at 2 PM ET from the American Cancer Society’s Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA (learn more and register). Others will be shared on our social media channels throughout March. The deadline to share videos to be considered for the live broadcast has been extended to February 24th, but we’re collecting videos through February 28th to share throughout March. Read on to learn how to participate!
New Blog Post: Interview with Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner
Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Theodore Levin, MD of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the Health Plan category. Learn about the strategies Kaiser Permanente implemented to screening from 40% to over 80% over the span of 10 years, reducing cases of colorectal cancer by 26% and reducing colorectal cancer related deaths by 52% among members in Northern California. Congratulations again to Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and many thanks to Dr. Levin for spending time with us to share how they achieved success. If you or your colleagues would like to share the blog on social media, we encourage you to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/
Relevant Journal Articles and Publications
- A recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Comparative Effectiveness of Two Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening for Those at Increased Risk Based on Family History: Results of a Randomized Trial, examined the impact of patient navigation on colorectal cancer screening in first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with colorectal cancer. Congratulations to NCCRT steering committee members Heather Hampel, as well as the other authors.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team
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