CRC News: July 3, 2019
Hello NCCRT Members,
Welcome to July! We have lots of news to share.
New Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Interactive Website
A new interactive website is now available that complements NCCRT’s Paying for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Toolkit, released in 2017 and now updated for 2019. This suite of resources provides practical advice on paying for and sustaining colorectal cancer screening patient navigation to help health care professionals at every stage of a navigation program. The new website includes technical assistance training modules and a new program sustainability assessment tool.
Thank you to the Colorado School of Public Health, the NCCRT Patient Navigation Toolkit Advisory Committee, and over 100 people and organizations who shared their time and expertise. Special thanks to NCCRT Steering Committee member Andi Dwyer for her vision and leadership in developing this much requested resource.
Upcoming NCCRT Webinar
Registration is open for the webinar, 80% In Every Community Communications Guidebook: Recommended Messages for Reaching the Unscreened, on July 16th from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. This webinar will provide an introduction to the soon-to-be-released 2019 80% in Every Community Messaging Guidebook, which serves as a resource to better understand the motivations, attitudes, and barriers of key unscreened populations. It will also include market-tested messages that can educate and motivate these key audiences on the importance of colorectal cancer screening. The 2019 update will also include new findings, new population profiles, and message delivery insights that will better inform our efforts to improve colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% in Every Community.
Welcome to New NCCRT Members!
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new NCCRT members: Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center: Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, which will represented by Allison Rosen; and LacCorp, represented by Eric Rotthoff, which will be joining the NCCRT as a corporate associate. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!
In Memoriam: Henry T. Lynch, MD, Hereditary Cancer Researcher
Dr. Henry T. Lynch, a pioneering hereditary cancer researcher known for first defining Lynch syndrome, died June 2, 2019, at age 91. Learn more about Dr. Lynch’s life and legacy in obituaries from the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others.
Never Too Young Survey Now Available
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s fourth annual young-onset colorectal cancer survey is now open. The Alliance would appreciate NCCRT members’ support in sharing the survey opportunity with their young-onset patients, survivors, and caregivers. The survey is now available in English and Spanish. Data from the survey will be analyzed by the Alliance to create a report detailing results, with distribution expected in the fall.
Call for CRC Screening Online Courses
Do you know of online courses that address colorectal cancer screening topics? NCCRT members often ask for recommendations for online courses, especially those that offer CME credits. If your organization provides courses or you know of one or more that you think other members should know about, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the course name, link, and please mention whether CME credits are available and if there are any associated costs. We will share the recommendations we receive in an upcoming CRC News. Thanks in advance!
Relevant Journal Articles & Publications
- The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline in men, women, and children in the United States from 1999 to 2016. The report was jointly issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with support from the ACS, the CDC, and the NCI, convened a committee to develop a national strategy for cancer control. The resulting consensus report, Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation, presents the committee’s strategic vision recommendations to achieve the goal of implementing an effective national cancer control plan. Learn more in the full report or download the highlights document.
- The CDC announced new U.S. Cancer Statistics data are available in an updated Data Visualizations tool and public use database. This data resource combines cancer registry data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.
- Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society, made the case for closing the colorectal cancer screening Medicare loophole in an opinion piece published by USA Today on May 31.
Many thanks for the great work you do. Best wishes for a safe and relaxing 4th of July!
The NCCRT Team