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CRC News: May 4, 2020

CRC News: May 4, 2020

Dear NCCRT Members and 80% Partners,

We hope you and your families are staying safe and well. We have a few news updates to share with you this week.

New Date and Registration: Webinar on Recent Report that Finds CRC Burden Shifting to Younger Individuals

Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Burden Shifting to Younger Individuals: A close look at what the most recent data tells us about colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, and screening rates

Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM ET We hope you will be able to join us on May 18th to take a close look at the findings from Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a recent American Cancer Society publication released on March 5th. According to the report, the burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups. Learn about these findings and more in this webinar featuring report lead author Rebecca Siegel, MPH, Scientific Director, Surveillance Research, at the American Cancer Society.

Pre-registration is required.

Please Note: We apologize for the inconvenience, but you will need to register for the webinar again even if you registered for the previously scheduled date since we are using a new webinar platform. Please follow the link below to complete your registration.

NCCRT Leadership News

We wanted to share the news with you that NCCRT chair, Dr. Richard Wender’s, position as the American Cancer Society’s Chief Cancer Control Officer was eliminated as part of organizational restructuring and his last day was April 24th. He shared that he is humbled and proud to have had the opportunity to serve as the ACS Chief Cancer Control Officer and that his work with NCCRT and our 80% campaigns has been a true highlight of his work with ACS. We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Wender in his on-going role as NCCRT chair.

Colorectal Cancer Screening & COVID-19

The NCCRT leadership and steering committee are exploring ways to coordinate our response to COVID-19 and the evolving impacts to colorectal cancer screening. Goals include better understanding the implications to our current and future work, reuniting within the 80% in Every Community campaign, and providing guidance to our partners on how to reinvigorate our screening efforts once it is safe to do so. We look forward to sharing more with you soon.

Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference Update

The Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference will be postponed to Spring/Summer 2021 in Kentucky. However, the planning committee is organizing a 2-hour virtual conference on June 9th at 12pm CST/1pm EST. This mini-conference will explore important issues around how to plan and rethink colorectal cancer moving forward, what are the impacts of COVID-19 on health disparities and provide you with an overview of what you can look forward to during next year’s meeting.

Many thanks for the great work you do.

The NCCRT Team

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