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CRC News: October 23, 2019

CRC News: October 23, 2019

Nominations for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards Are Open!

The NCCRT is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards, a competitive recognition program that seeks to highlight colorectal cancer screening success stories by recognizing individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Of course, we welcome nominations of partners who have reached 80%, but we are also looking to recognize systems who are seeing noted improvements in baseline screening rates or recognize individual champions who have made a difference through leadership or other means. Visit the awards webpage to learn about contest rules, prizes and recognition, and to submit your nomination. The top nominee will receive a $3,000 donation to support their efforts (see the website for details and exceptions). The nominations deadline is November 25th, 2019. Visit to learn more. Would you be willing to help us promote the 2020 awards program? Please email [email protected] for a template newsletter blurb and graphics. We also encourage you to retweet/repost the messages we are sharing through @NCCRTnews and Thank you!
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Relevant Journal Articles and Publications

  • Members of the NCCRT Family History and Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Task Group contributed to a commentary entitled “Improving On-Time Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Lead-Time Messaging” that was published in Cancer last month. Congratulations to the authors, Whitney Jones, MD, Dennis J. Ahnen, MD, and Paul C. Schroy III MD, MPH, as well as the other task group members that contributed to this work.

National Society of Genetic Counselors Letter Signing Opportunity

The National Society of Genetic Counselors, an NCCRT member, is sharing an opportunity for organizations to sign on to a letter in support of H.R. 3235, the Access to Genetic Services Act, which would enable Medicare to recognize genetic counselors as providers and thus increases access to genetic counseling for patients. Learn more.

Many thanks for the great work you do! The NCCRT Team

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