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CRC News: June 5, 2024

CRC News: June 5, 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of CRC News, the American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (ACS NCCRT) periodic newsletter for ACS NCCRT members and members working toward our shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.   


Recording Available from Last Week’s Blue Star Conversation  

Learn How One Health System is Leveraging the EHR to Identify Candidates for Genetic Testing 

The ACS NCCRT held its latest Blue Star Conversation on Wednesday, May 29th.The presentation highlighted how Yale New Haven Health System is using the electronic health record to systematically identify and invite at risk patients to participate in genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome, putting the principles outlined in the ACS NCCRT Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer into action.   


LGBTQ+ Communities Brief

New Resources to Support Reaching LGBTQ+ Communities for Colorectal Cancer Screening  

Celebrate Pride Month by Learning How to Impact LGBTQ+ Communities Around CRC Screening 

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or other diverse sexual orientations or gender identities (LGBTQ+) face barriers that make them less likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than the general population. Review and share the following two new resources to promote colorectal cancer screening in LGBTQ+ communities this month:  


The Community Preventive Services Task Force Finds Patient Navigation Services to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening are Cost-effective 

New Economic Systematic Review Helps Make the Case for Patient Navigation Services  

Patient navigation services help people overcome barriers to access cancer screenings and are a cost-effective way to increase colorectal cancer screening. Read the new economic systematic review from the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF), which shows estimates of cost per quality adjusted life year gained are below a conservative threshold of $50,000. In addition, the CPSTF finds that the return on investment is favorable for patient navigation services to increase colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy, as estimated values for colonoscopy reimbursement exceed the cost of the intervention. 


Webinar Series: Accessing Cancer Care Across the Continuum

This New Summer Series from the American Cancer Society Will Focus on Resources for Coalitions

The three webinars in this series will give you and your cancer coalition partners new best practices, innovative approaches, and quality resources to enhance your ability to increase access to cancer care across the continuum.  The series contains the following webinars: 

Advancing HPV Vaccination Equity 

 Overcoming Stigma as a Barrier to Equitable Lung Cancer Care 

Promoting Non-Invasive Colorectal Cancer Screening 


Webinar: Promoting CRC Screening in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Community 

Learn More About How to Promote CRC Screening in Faith-Based Communities 

Join the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and members of the AME church for a webinar on Wednesday, July 17, from 1-2pm ET to learn more about how to promote colorectal cancer screening in the AME church community. 

During the webinar you’ll learn about ACS’s pilot project to develop and disseminate tailored colorectal cancer screening messaging in partnership with African American faith leaders from the Atlanta East District of the AME church. Discussion will include how the project leveraged critical partnerships between the AME church, local health systems, and other community partners in an effort to increase colorectal cancer screening, reduce barriers to care, and improve screening intent among AME church community members. We will also highlight helpful resources including the faith-based colorectal cancer screening materials that were created during the project and our latest resource, the AME Church Resource Guide: Promoting Screening for Colorectal Cancer in the AME Church Community, which shares quick start steps for developing and implementing your own community action plan using community-based colorectal cancer screening messages.  This webinar is free, open to all, and will be recorded. 

Pre-registration is required. 


Many thanks for the great work you do!

The ACS NCCRT Team

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