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CRC News: March 19, 2024

CRC News: March 19, 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 working toward our shared goal to reach 80% in Every Community.   

Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast Recording Now Available 

Watch to Hear About National Achievements and the Latest State of the Field Updates 

Did you miss it the ACS NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Wednesday, March 13! Follow the link below to view the recording and slides. The webcast featured our ACS NCCRT chair, Steven Itzkowitz, MD, and our incoming vice chair, Gloria Coronado, PhD; Laura Makaroff, DO, and Rebecca Siegel, MPH, American Cancer Society; Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and three of our 2024 national awardees. Learn more about all five of our 2024 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award honorees.  

Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day is March 21st 

Lynch Syndrome is the Most Common Cause of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer 

On Friday, March 21st, we recognize Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day and honor those who have been affected by this condition. Limited or inaccurate family history collection and risk assessment is a major barrier to successful colorectal cancer screening. Find tips and tools in the ACS NCCRT’s Risk Assessment and Screening Toolkit to Detect Familial, Hereditary and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer. Visit the American Cancer Society website to learn about the syndrome and guidelines for genetic testing. 

New American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Learning Opportunity 

Register Now to Join the Virtual ECHO Learning Community 

Launching on March 29, the American Cancer Society, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, and New Mexico Department of Health are hosting the New Mexico Colorectal Cancer Screening ECHO. This program aims to improve delivery and uptake of colorectal cancer screening, ensure diagnostic follow-up, and navigate individuals to appropriate treatment services, especially among communities experiencing health care inequities. Clinicians, staff, and community health workers at medical care clinics and community-based organizations are invited to join this ECHO. While select sessions will focus specifically on colorectal cancer screening in New Mexico, the majority of the content is not state-specific and learners in any state are welcome to register. Registration is FREE but is required. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Rachel Davis at [email protected] or Allison Rosen at [email protected]

Positions Open with the American Cancer Society National Roundtables 

Apply Now to Be Part of Our Work 

The American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for several positions with national roundtables, including the overarching Roundtables and Coalitions Team, the newly launching National Prostate Cancer Roundtable, and the National Navigation Roundtable. Positions include: 

National Prostate Cancer Roundtable Team: 

  • Director 
  • Program Manager 

National Roundtables and Coalitions Team: 

  • Director, Facilitation and Strategic Planning 
  • Communications Manager 

National Navigation Roundtable Team: 

  • Intern 

Welcome to Our Newest ACS NCCRT Members! 

We are pleased to announce the addition of four new ACS NCCRT member organizations: 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to these new members! 

Interested in applying for membership? Visit our website to learn about criteria for membership and to apply

Upcoming Member & Partner Events: 

Register and Save the Date for these Upcoming Programs 

Many thanks for the great work you do and best of luck with colorectal cancer awareness month events, campaigns, and programs!


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