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CRC News: May 15, 2024

CRC News: May 15, 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.   

VOICES of Black Women Study Launched 

Learn How You Can Help This Groundbreaking Study 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) need your help to change the future of cancer as we know it. Support our goal of reaching 100,000 Black women for VOICES of Black Women, a pivotal long-term study led by the ACS. This groundbreaking initiative will help us better understand health conditions like cancer to learn how to improve overall health and well-being among Black women. ACS is looking to mobilize local partners to share the study with their networks. If you are interested in learning more about how you or your organization can support VOICES, please reach out to [email protected] for additional information. 

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Reserve Your Spot in the Latest ACS NCCRT Blue Star Conversation 

Learn how one health system is leveraging the EHR to identify candidates for genetic testing 

Register now to join fellow ACS NCCRT members on Wednesday, May 29th from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for: “Leveraging the Electronic Health Record for Cancer Prevention: A Look at How Yale New Haven Health System is Systematizing Risk Assessment and Risk Stratification to Identify Candidates for Genetic Testing.” The presentation will highlight how the 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, followed by small group discussion.  

Registration is open to ACS NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees, and the link is available via the CRC News email.

Share Your Organization’s Recent Colorectal Cancer Successes! 

Submit Your Story for Consideration for the 2024 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting Agenda 

We recently announced that the 2024 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting will take place on November 20-22 at the Omni Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas.  If you have a recent success—whether it be published results, an innovative strategy, a policy change, progress towards closing health equity gaps, or another story to tell—we want to hear from you! Please complete this brief form to share about your work by end of day, Friday, May 17, 2024. We will aim to feature as many stories as we can in our program.  

Help the ACS NCCRT LinkedIn Reach 1000 Followers! 

Following the ACS NCCRT Brings the Latest CRC News to Your LinkedIn Feed 

The ACS NCCRT LinkedIn page has almost reached 1000 followers, but we need your help to cross the finish line. Following the page brings you the latest posts from the ACS NCCRT as well as partners and members, keeping you up to date on the most recent CRC happenings from the community. Plus, our thousandth follower will receive an ACS NCCRT branded mug!  

How the SuCCCeS Program Reached a Rate of 72.8% Screened for CRC 

Read the Latest 80% Blog on the Work of the 2024 National Achievement Award Grand Prize Winner 

As part of a series, the ACS NCCRT is thrilled to highlight our 2024 80% in Every Community National Achievement Award Winners with in-depth blogs on their work, starting with our Grand Prize winner, the Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer Screening (SuCCCeS) program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Supported by funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) since 2011, the program has been working to increase CRC screening in a population that is primarily medically underserved, ethnically diverse, and located in rural and border communities.  To date, the program has reached a screening rate of 73%, surpassing their initial goal of 65%. They are also placing a focus on timely colonoscopy follow up to positive or abnormal stool-based tests, with a current colonoscopy completion rate of 74%. To learn more about their work, lessons learned, and what was essential to their success, read their guest blog today! 

Many thanks for the great work you do!


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