Blog Post

CRC News: February 8, 2022

CRC News: February 8, 2022

Registration Now Open: Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

Registration is open for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month webcast on Tuesday, March 8th 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. Hear from Steven Itzkowitz, MD, and Robert Smith, PhD, NCCRT co-chairs; Sallyann C. King, MD, MSc, FAHA, Medical Director, Colorectal Cancer Control Program, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and other special guests.

The webcast will also feature our 2022 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards winners—stay tuned for the announcement the first week of 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. 

Register Now: Let’s Beat Colorectal Cancer – An Update for the Black Community

The NCCRT is proud to sponsor an upcoming Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month event from the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH), a non-profit organization founded in 2021 by gastroenterologists and hepatologists for the purpose of addressing health care disparities in gastrointestinal and liver diseases disproportionately affecting Black communities.

Join the ABGH on March 10, 2022 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET 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. Register at Follow ABGH at

Reminder: Call for Nominations for the 2022 Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards & Call for Poster Submissions

The NCCRT is pleased to join the Prevent Cancer Foundation as co-sponsors of their prestigious Laurel awards program. You are invited to nominate individuals who you believe deserve this recognition. Submit your nominations by COB on Wednesday, March 2. If you have any questions, please contact Hayley Berger at [email protected].

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is also seeking poster abstract submissions to be presented at the upcoming Dialogue (details below) by Thursday, March 3. Learn more about this opportunity and how to submit your abstract.

Additionally, please save the date for the Foundation’s annual Prevent Cancer Dialogue: Prevention, Screening, Action on June 9-10, 2022. For more about the Laurels awards and the Dialogue, visit

NCCRT Member Events

  • Exact Sciences, an NCCRT member, is hosting a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, with viewing options at 2:00pm ET and 6:00pm ET titled, The Exact Science Behind Cologuard®: Impact of Real-World Adherence of CRC Screening on Modeled Health Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness. The program will include Chief Medical Officer, Paul Limburg, MD, MPH, AGAF, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Durado Brooks, MD, MPH.

Registration is now open for the 2022 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium (SECRCC) conference to be held June 15-17, 2022, in Irving, Texas. The conference provides an opportunity for consortium members to discuss challenges and share knowledge, tools, resources, and strategic approaches to increase CRC screening rates for the southeast.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

Did you miss a past edition of CRC News? Visit the News & Research archive.

Do you have a colleague that would like to be added to receive our newsletter? Please encourage them to sign up to receive CRC News.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


We Highlight Successes, Leaders, Best Practices, And Tools That Are Making An Impact In The Nationwide Movement To Reach 80% Screened For Colorectal Cancer.

Do you have a suggestion for a future blog topic? We welcome you to share your suggestions by emailing [email protected].

Blog Policy
Opinions expressed in these blog posts are that of the author and do not represent policies of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable or the author’s institution.

Our staff moderate all comments on the 80% Blog. While we do not censor based on point of view, we will delete or edit comments that are offensive or off topic. Click here to view full version.