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CRC News: March 21, 2023

CRC News: March 21, 2023

The ACS NCCRT Reaches 200 Members!

A fundamental premise of the ACS NCCRT is that collective action among the member organizations will be more successful in reducing the burden of colorectal cancer, and reducing that burden faster, than if we worked alone. We’re thrilled to have reached 200 members strong!

Not yet an ACS NCCRT member? Learn about membership and apply.

Tomorrow is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day

Tomorrow, 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.

NCCRT Chair Quoted in NY Times Article on CRC in Younger Adults

“We’re living in a time when young people in their prime of life are getting colon cancers… And unless we really talk about it, we may not have the opportunity to make as big a dent in this disease as we can.” Hear from Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, ACS NCCRT co-chair, and other experts in the New York Times article published yesterday, “Colon Cancer Is Rising Among Younger Adults. Here’s What to Know.

It’s not too late to register for our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast!

If you haven’t already, we hope you will register for NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Thursday, March 23rd from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

Participants will also get the FIRST LOOK at the ACS NCCRT’s new logo!

The webcast is free and is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS and ACS CAN staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.

New 80% in Every Community Video

In case you missed it, last week we released a new 80% in Every Community campaign video, in which ACS NCCRT members and partners share what our bold, shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation means to them. We hope that you will take a look and share widely!

Many thanks for the great work you do!

-The NCCRT Team


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