CRC News: January 8, 2020
Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Partners, We hope your new year is off to a great start! We have several updates to share with you this week.
New 80% Blog Post: Welcome to 2020 from Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair
You won’t want to miss the latest 80% Blog post from Dr. Richard Wender, NCCRT Chair. Hear Dr. Wender’s reflections on what recent colorectal cancer screening data tells us about our progress in reaching 80% as well as the opportunities ahead of us in the next year and decade. We encourage you to share the blog and/or retweet/repost the messages we’re sharing via @NCCRTnews and facebook.com/
Save the Date for our Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!
Our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month broadcast will take place on Thursday, March 5th 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. Plus, you will once again have the opportunity to participate by submitting a video that showcases what you are doing to improve colorectal cancer screening in your community! Stay tuned for information on how to submit your videos in the next couple weeks. For now, please save the date and let us know if you plan to attend. We’ll share registration and more information in the coming weeks.
Registration Open: NCCRT Webinar on Colorectal Cancer Screening Data Trends
Webinar: What do the Data Tell Us: What can we learn from the latest colorectal cancer screening rate trends over time? Date: January 30th, 2020 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET Registration is open for our next webinar, during which we’ll look at the latest data that informs how we are doing as a nation with our efforts to reach an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. You will hear from experts as they give an update on where we are progressing and where we still need to focus, to help inform your work ahead.
Keynote Presentations from the 2019 Annual Meeting Now Available
Each year, the NCCRT membership convenes to work together on our shared goal to increase colorectal cancer screening awareness and utilization. The 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting theme was Charting Our Course to 80% in Every Community. This 22nd annual meeting of the NCCRT membership featured presentations by nationally known experts, thought leaders, and decision makers on colorectal cancer screening policy and delivery. We were excited this year to be able to record our two keynote presentations for broader dissemination after the meeting. Visit the NCCRT YouTube channel to view these two informative and inspiring sessions from the 2019 Annual Meeting.
- 80% in Every Community: This is Different
- Rich Wender, MD, NCCRT Chair
- How I Met Winston
- Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, Survivor, and Prevention Advocate
Last Call: Request for Feedback: 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan
The deadline has been extended to share your comments and feedback on the NCCRT’s draft 80% in Every Community Strategic Plan to end of day Friday, January 10th. Comments will be reviewed by an advisory committee and considered for any content changes prior to final publication of the strategic plan.
Relevant Journal Articles and Publications
- This week the American Cancer Society released Cancer Statistics, 2020, the latest edition of the ACS’s annual report on cancer rates and trends, which is accompanied by a consumer version, Cancer Facts & Figures 2020. The reports estimate numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2020 and provide current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics. Of note, in 2020, an estimated 104,610 cases of colon cancer and 43,340 cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in the US, and a total of 53,200 people will die from these cancers.
- A recent study, Understanding quality improvement collaboratives through an implementation science lens, measured implementation and effectiveness outcomes from a quality improvement collaboratives on colorectal cancer screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers.
- Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that colorectal cancer screening rates more than doubled among people ages 45 to 49 after the ACS changed its guideline last year to recommend screening for that age group: Colorectal cancer screening patterns after the American Cancer Society’s recommendation to initiate screening at age 45 years.
- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to better treatment for young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer, according to a recent study from the American Cancer Society: Colorectal Cancer Care among Young Adult Patients after the Dependent Coverage Expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
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