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CRC News: February 22, 2022

CRC News: February 22, 2022
Dear NCCRT Members & 80% Partners:We are excited to share with you several opportunities as we approach March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Registration Open: Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Thursday, March 23rd from 2:00-3:00 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. Hear from Steven Itzkowitz, MD and Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT co-chairs; Rebecca Siegel, Senior Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society; and other special guests.

The webcast will also feature our 2023 —stay tuned for the announcement in early March!

The webcast is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

Replay Available: Field Strategies to Increase CRC Screening and Promote CRC Health Equity in Communities Across the US

Did you miss NCCRT’s most recent webinar on January 24, 2023? Now you can view the slides and watch the replay! The purpose of the webinar was to offer fresh ideas and strategies by learning from three community-facing health systems that are utilizing various tools to establish, implement, and advance colorectal cancer screening interventions that are tailored for the populations they serve. Watch the replay!

Opportunity to Comment on Draft USPSTF Research Plan on Lynch Syndrome-Related Cancer in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is accepting public comment on the following draft research plan through March 1, 2023.

Upcoming NCCRT Member Events

  • Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 3, 2023! The annual event brings awareness to colorectal cancer and honors those who are impacted by the disease. Visit the Colorectal Cancer Alliance to .
  • Join the Colon Cancer Coalition, NCCRT, and the CRC advocacy community to go #BlueForCRC. Use the hashtag #BlueForCRC across social media throughout March as you share colorectal cancer awareness messages in every community. Download toolkits, access awareness resources, and share your efforts on the .
  • Fight CRC is hosting their annual advocacy event, March 13-14, 2023, in Washington, DC. The event brings together advocates from across the country to meet with their members of Congress, share their stories and advocate for greater funding for colorectal cancer screening and research efforts. In addition, Fight CRC will again be hosting , a flag installation on the National Mall March 12-24, 2023. There will be a volunteer day on March 12 to help place flags (). And on March 13, Fight CRC will host a rally with partner organizations, elected officials and advocates. For more information or if you are interested in attending, contact Fight CRC’s Director of Advocacy, Molly McDonnell, at .
  • Registration is open for the Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference (WC4) March 6-7, 2023 in Portland, OR to register and find general conference information.
  •  is open for the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists’ upcoming virtual program, Colorectal Cancer in Young Black Americans, to take place Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET.
  • Registration is now open for the 7th annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference June 21-23, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia. Find the agenda and registration information on the .

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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