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CRC News: March 5, 2024

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

Congratulations to the 2024 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award Winners!

Five Organizations From Across the US Have Been Chosen for Their Work to Increase CRC Screening

Today the ACS NCCRT is honoring five organizations for their extraordinary work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the U.S. with the 2024 80% In Every Community National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership given in recognition of distinguished, ongoing efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States. This year’s recipients include the Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer Screening (SuCCCeS) program, El Paso, Texas; Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, Florida; Unity Medical Center, Grafton and Park River, North Dakota; Family Health Services, South Central Idaho; Mikisha Longie, Belcourt, North Dakota.

“The call to increase colorectal cancer screening rates has never been more urgent than today and we applaud our honorees who have stepped up to help save lives,” said Steven Itzkowitz, MD, gastroenterologist with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and NCCRT chair. “We are proud of the work our honorees have done and will continue to do in the fight to reduce the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer.” We hope you will join us in recognizing their accomplishments by viewing and sharing the press release, amplifying our posts on social media (X and LinkedIn), and register to learn more about these distinguished honorees during our annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on March 13th at 12:00 pm ET!

Hear from Our 2024 Awardees on the Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast! 

Three Awardees Will Be Featured on a Panel Highlighting Their Work

You’re invited to the ACS NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Wednesday, March 13 from 12:00-1:00 PM ET! We hope you will join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work, including our awardees. The webcast is free and is open to ACS 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. 

Upcoming Member & Partner Events:

Register and Save the Date for these Upcoming Programs

  • The Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) is hosting a virtual discussion titled “Real Talk: Why are so Many Young Black People Getting Colorectal Cancer?” on Wednesday, March 13, at 8pm ET. Register here to join the webinar. 
  • Registration for the 2024 Prevent Cancer Dialogue Virtual Series is now open! Select from multiple focus areas and dates to receive CEUs. Learn more on their website.
  • The Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) is hosting its second annual CME medical symposium on May 17, 2024, in Washington, DC. Save the data and find upcoming registration information on the ABGH website
  • Registration is now open for the Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium’s annual conference on June 11-13, 2024 in Nashville, TN. Visit the website for more information. 
  • Save the date for the third annual Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference on September 26-27, 2024, in Davis, CA. Visit the website for more information and registration starting April 1. 

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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