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CRC News: May 21, 2024

CRC News: May 21, 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.   

Increasing CRC Screening Among LGBTQ+ Communities Brief Updated

Just in Time for Pride Month, Learn How to Impact LGBTQ+ Communities Around CRC Screening

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or other diverse sexual orientations or gender identities (LGBTQ+) face barriers that make them less likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than the general population.  

This newly updated brief describes this community’s unique barriers to colorectal cancer screening and outlines action steps to support colorectal cancer screening in LGBTQ+ communities. It is intended for community-based organizations, health systems, and other organizations to use to better understand and serve LGBTQ+ members of their community.   The ACS NCCRT would like to thank Paula Chambers Raney, Hope Coordinator, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and David Russo, founder, Cheeky Charity, both ACS NCCRT members, who generously offered their time and expertise to the development of this newly updated resource.  

ACS Releases Cancer Facts and Figures Report for AANHPI People, 2024-2026

Inaugural Report Shares Key Findings on Cancer Occurrence, Risk Factors, and Screening

Among Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in the United States, colorectal cancer 5-year survival ranges from 48% in Cambodian people to 71% in Pakistani people (versus 65% in White people). Learn more about how cancer impacts this community in the American Cancer Society’s first-ever Cancer Facts & Figures report focusing on the AANHPI population.  

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Last Chance to 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 next 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.

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