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CRC News: May 2, 2024

CRC News: May 2, 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.   

Save the Date for the 2024 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting! 

The Meeting will be held in Fort Worth, TX from November 20-22, 2024 

We hope you will save the dates to join us for the 2024 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting on November 20-22 at the Omni Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. Updates, including the agenda, registration, and hotel block link, will be shared in this newsletter and on the event webpage. Meanwhile, please mark your calendars! 

Do you have a recent colorectal cancer screening success that you think would be a good fit for this year’s annual meeting agenda? We always learn so much from our members’ work. 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 forml to share about your work by end of day Friday, May 17, 2024.  

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

Read Our Newest 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! 

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Register for 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.” esentation 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.

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! 

Upcoming Member & Partner Events: 

Register and Save the Date for these Upcoming Programs 

Many thanks for the great work you do!


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