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CRC News: June 3, 2021

CRC News: June 3, 2021

Reminder: NCCRT Webinar on the 2021 USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation

Join NCCRT’s next webinar, , on Monday, June 7 from 12:00-1:00 PM ET to hear a panel of expert speakers discuss:

  • What changed in the new recommendation? And what data informed the decision to lower the screening age to 45?
  • What data do we have on screening in 45-49-year-olds and what do we know about them?
  • How does the new recommendation impact insurance coverage and what is the timeline?
  • When will the new guideline be reflected in colorectal cancer screening quality measures and national screening rate indicators?
  • The experiences of one state (Indiana) that began implementing screening at age 45 statewide following legislation to lower the screening age in 2019.


  • Heather Dacus, DO, MPH; Director, Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control, NYS Department of Health; NCCRT Policy Action Strategic Priority Team Co-chair (Moderator)
  • Robert Smith, PHD; Senior Vice President, Cancer Screening; American Cancer Society; NCCRT Co-chair
  • Anna Schwamlein Howard; Principal, Policy Development, Access to and Quality of Care; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • Sepheen Byron; Assistant Vice President of Performance Measurement, the National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Stacey Fedewa, PhD; Scientific Director, Screening and Risk Factors Surveillance; American Cancer Society
  • Bryan Hannon; Regional Government Relations Director; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Upcoming NCCRT Member Events

  • The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is hosting a Facebook Live panel discussion, “Facebook Live on ’45′”, about the 2021 USPSTF colorectal cancer screening recommendation on June 4 at 11 AM ET . .
  • Exact Sciences is hosting a live national webinar titled, “The New USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation: From Release to Implementation,” Thursday June 10 with viewing options at and .
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer is hosting a webinar on the 2021 USPSTF colorectal cancer screening recommendation and what it means for addressing early age onset colorectal cancer globally at as part of the larger Rally on Research virtual event.
  • Fight Colorectal Cancer is also hosting a Day of Action advocacy event on to make sure elected officials know the facts about early age onset colorectal cancer and #PrioritizeCRC.

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