CRC News: June 3, 2021
Reminder: NCCRT Webinar on the 2021 USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation
Join NCCRT’s next webinar, 2021 USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendation Lowers Screening Age from 50 to 45: Implications for NCCRT partners, 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 . Follow the Alliance on Facebook for a reminder.
- 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 2:00 PM ET and 6:00 PM ET.
- 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 at11:30 AM ET on June 25 as part of the larger Rally on Research virtual event.
- Fight Colorectal Cancer is also hosting a Day of Action advocacy event on Monday, June 14 to make sure elected officials know the facts about early age onset colorectal cancer and #PrioritizeCRC.
Relevant Journal Articles, Publications, & Other News
- A new article from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine details economic evidence from The Community Guide and shows interventions engaging community health workers for colorectal cancer screening are cost-effective and may be cost-saving.
- Development of a multilevel intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia, published in Implementation Science Communications on May 19, describes the development and baseline findings from year 1 of “Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) in Appalachia,” a 5-year, National Cancer Institute Cancer Moonshot-funded multilevel intervention (MLI) project to increase screening in Appalachian Kentucky and Ohio primary care clinics.
- Every two years, researchers from the American Cancer Society analyze data from multiple national surveys to understand how many adults in the United States report behaviors that can affect their cancer risk or help find it early—because these efforts are central to reducing the cancer burden. The current findings are published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention as well as in the ACS report Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Facts & Figures, 2021-2022.