CRC News: July 14, 2020
Dear NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,
We hope you and your families are staying safe and well. We have a few updates to share with you this week.
Webinar: Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening as Communities Face and Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET
We hope you will be able to join us on July 23 in a discussion about the NCCRT’s new report on colorectal cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which released on June 30, provides an action-oriented playbook for how NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation can work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities. During this webinar, we will hear from the report’s lead authors, an expert panel that will share the report’s four aligning statements as well as a summary of findings. Time will be allocated for an ample Q&A after presentations.
Pre-registration is required.
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CDC Announces 35 New CRCCP Grantees
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) recently announced the latest cohort of grantees, which includes 35 award recipients—19 states, 8 universities, 2 tribal organizations, and 6 other organizations. The purpose of the program is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among people between 50 and 75 years of age by implementing evidence-based interventions and providing screening and follow-up services for a limited number of program-eligible people. Learn about some of the innovative ways in which current and former CRCCP awardees have increased colorectal cancer screening rates in their communities.
Also from CDC, is a recent blog post from Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and NCCRT Steering Committee member. Dr. Richardson shares her recent experience of getting a routine checkup and cancer screening during the pandemic.
New Publication Finds Growing Disparities in CRC Mortality in Rural Areas
A recent publication in JCO Oncology Practice, Rural Cancer Disparities in the United States: A Multilevel Framework to Improve Access to Care and Patient Outcomes, finds age-standardized colorectal cancer death rates from 2013 to 2017 were among the highest quintile in Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, all states with large rural populations. In earlier years, colorectal cancer death rates were high in all states, and disparities were much less pronounced.
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