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CRC News: September 25, 2020

CRC News: September 25, 2020

Dear NCCRT Members,


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


Agenda Posted & Registration Opening Next Week!: 80% in Every Community Conference & NCCRT Annual Meeting

Next week you will receive an email inviting you to register for the annual meeting of the NCCRT membership, which is now expanding to include the 80% in Every Community Conference, to be held virtually on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th.

Strategic Priority Team (formerly task groups) meetings will be held in the weeks leading up to the conference, and sign-ups are open now. The NCCRT Orientation session will also be held in advance of this year’s conference.

Please save the dates and visit the 2020 80% in Every Community Conference and NCCRT Annual Meeting webpage to view the agenda and learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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We Need Your Help to Find Best Practice Examples of CRC Screening During COVID-19!

What is your organization or healthcare setting doing to help patients continue getting screened for colorectal cancer during COVID-19? We’re looking for emerging best practices and innovations to share at our annual meeting and conference and on the 80% Blog. Please share what you are doing through this brief form!

NCCRT Leadership News

We wanted to share the news with you that NCCRT Steering Committee member, Dr. Durado Brooks, will be retiring from his position with the American Cancer Society early next month. Dr. Brooks began his career at ACS in 2000 and has served as the NCCRT’s permanent ACS representative to the NCCRT Steering Committee since that time. He has also co-chaired the NCCRT Community Health Center Task Group since 2012. Dr. Brooks’ work in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection and his unwavering commitment to health equity and reducing disparities will have a lasting impact on all of us and on our ongoing efforts to reach 80% in Every Community. Please join us in thanking Dr. Brooks for his many contributions to our mission and wishing him well in his next chapter.

Reminder: Call for NCCRT Steering Committee Nominations

We are currently seeking nominations for the NCCRT Steering Committee, which provides strategic guidance to the NCCRT through participation in Steering Committee meetings, calls, and the NCCRT Annual Meeting. Steering Committee responsibilities include strategic planning, membership approval, oversight of NCCRT projects, and general leadership. The term of service is for two years beginning November 2020 and is renewable for one term. The names of nominees are submitted to the Nominating Committee, which reviews the nominations and selects the slate of Steering Committee candidates. The slate of candidates will be presented by email to the NCCRT membership prior to the Annual Meeting to be voted on at the Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on November 16th and 17th.

Self-nominations are accepted. Traditionally, the Nominating Committee has preferred candidates who have a history of engagement with the NCCRT. Representatives from our Corporate Associates may not serve on the Steering Committee, but they may nominate other candidates. Please note that nominees are not guaranteed a spot on the Steering Committee, as this can be a competitive process. Having said that, we are grateful to all individuals who are willing to put themselves forward as nominees. Serving on the Steering Committee is a big commitment, and Steering Committee members play a vital role in the work of the NCCRT.

If you are interested in submitting your name to the Nominating Committee for consideration or would like to nominate someone, please email Emily Butler Bell at [email protected] by end of day Thursday, October 1st. Nominees are asked to submit a Statement of Interest (1,000 word maximum) along with a CV by this deadline.

Fight Colorectal Cancer Announces Grant Opportunity

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), an NCCRT member, announced a grant funding opportunity through the Catalyst State-by-State Advocacy Program which aims to accelerate progress toward turning aspirational colorectal cancer screening goals into reality by increasing access and reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening. Grants will be provided to state-level programs that can demonstrate readiness to build coalition and partnership activity with the end goal of implementing state-level policy change to advance colorectal cancer screening. Grant awards will range from $10,000 to $50,000 and will be disbursed over a two-year period. Grant funding will be supplemented with action planning support and other technical assistance from Fight CRC. Learn more about the Catalyst Program and apply by the deadline on October 15, 2020.

New American Cancer Society Website for Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

For over 20 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has provided training and technical assistance to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CDC NCCCP) grantees and coalitions. As part of that technical assistance, ACS recently launched a new website,, which compiles ACS resources to inform the work of comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs/coalitions. Explore links to webinars, toolkits and online courses produced by ACS CCC, as well as curated links to coalition-friendly info and resources from across the ACS enterprise — Roundtables, state data, health equity resources, and cancer guidelines.


Many thanks for the great work you do.


The NCCRT Team



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