CRC News: September 26, 2019

Don’t forget to register for the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting!

NCCRT members should have received their personalized registration link for the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting in an email from the American Cancer Society. The meeting will be held on November 19th, 20th and 21st at the Sheraton Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. Pre-conference sessions will begin on Tuesday, November 19th at 1:00 PM ET, with task group meetings at 5:00 PM ET on the same day. The meeting will adjourn at 12:45 PM ET on Thursday, November 21st. The working agenda is available to download from our meeting webpage. Registrants will receive an invitation to register for task group meetings and workshops in the next few weeks.

If you need help finding your invitation, please look for an email addressed from “ACS Meeting Registrations” and check your spam filter. If you still do not see it, please email

Last but not least, we would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring the 2019 NCCRT Annual Meeting! THANK YOU to those of you who have already pledged a contribution: The Colon Cancer Coalition, the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network, Exact Sciences, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Medial EarlySign, and Polymedco. We are incredibly grateful for your support. If you are interested in meeting sponsorship, please contact We look forward to seeing you there!

New Blog Post Interview with Kentucky Cancer Consortium, 2019 80% By 2018 National Achievement Award Winner

Don’t miss the latest post on the 80% Blog featuring Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH, of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium our 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award honoree in the Cancer Coalition/State Roundtable category. Learn about the partnerships the Consortium forged to establish a statewide screening program for the uninsured, among other successes. Between 1999 and 2016, screening rates in Kentucky rose from 35% to 70%, improving more than any other state in the country and moving the state from a ranking of 49th to 17th. Congratulations again to the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, and many thanks to Dr. Knight for spending time with us to share how they achieved success.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is Underway

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. One in two Hispanic adults between 50 and 75 years old is not getting screened for colorectal cancer as recommended. Use the NCCRT’s Hispanics/Latinos and Colorectal Cancer Companion Guide to find tested English and Spanish messages and for guidance on how to tailor your messages to reach this priority population in a culturally competent way.

Cologuard Gains FDA Approval for Use in Ages 45 to 49

Earlier this week NCCRT member Exact Sciences Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its colorectal cancer screening test, Cologuard, for eligible average-risk individuals ages 45 and older, expanding on its previous indication for ages 50 and older. The decision follows the 2018 update to the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines to include people between the ages of 45 to 49.

Relevant Journal Articles & Publications

Thank you for all the great work that you do!

The NCCRT Team

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