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CRC News: January 31, 2024

CRC News: January 31, 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of CRC News, the American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (ACS NCCRT) periodic newsletter for ACS NCCRT members working toward our shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.

Lead Time Messaging Webinar Recording Available

Learn More About Our Newest Resource

Did you miss the latest webinar from the ACS NCCRT highlighting our newest resource? You can now view the slides and watch the replay! The purpose of the webinar was to highlight the Lead Time Messaging Guidebook: Tools to Encourage On-Time Colorectal Cancer Screening, which is intended to provide information and tools to motivate individuals at average and heightened risk for colorectal cancer to discuss screening prior to the recommended screening age. 

New American Cancer Society Grant Program

Apply for funding to address SDoH-linked barriers at the grassroots level 

The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age – or Social Drivers of Health (SDoH) – have a profound effect on the chances of detecting and surviving cancer. The ACS is launching the Addressing Barriers to Care (ABC) grant program to address a wider range of SDoH-linked barriers at the grassroots level. Starting with a pilot this year (April 2024-March 2025), ABC grants will support community-based organizations and their partners to deliver non-medical programs and services that address health-related social needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Upcoming Member & Partner Events:

Register and Save the Date for these Upcoming Programs 

  • Registration is open for the Colon Cancer Foundation’s 8th Annual EAO-CRC Summit on February 9-10, 2024 in Nashville, TN. The summit will feature discussions on cutting edge medical and research advances, community building, conversation and action focused on addressing early-age onset colorectal cancer.  
  • The Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) is hosting its second annual CME medical symposium on May 17, 2024, in Washington, DC. Save the data and find upcoming registration information on the ABGH website
  • Save the date for the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium on June 11-13, 2024 in Nashville, TN. Registration opens on February 1 and visit the website for more information. 
  • Save the date for the third annual Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference on September 26-27, 2024, in Davis, CA. Visit the website for more information. 

Many thanks for all the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team

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