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CRC News: September 7, 2023

CRC News: September 7, 2023

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.

Early Bird Registration Extended:

Register for the 2023 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting by Sept. 13 to Lock in the Early Bird Rate

We hope you are planning to join us at the 2023 ACS NCCRT Annual Meeting on November 15-17 in Houston, Texas! Be sure to complete your registration by Friday, September 13 at 11:59 PM ET to receive the early bird rate of $300 before the regular rate of $350 goes into effect on September 14.

To register, look for your email invitation from “The NCCRT Team” in your inbox or spam/junk folders. Please be sure to enter the email address at which you received your registration invitation email to avoid receiving an error message. Visit the meeting webpage to view the working agenda and learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Consensus Letter Sign-On Opportunity

ACS and ACS CAN Consensus Letter Supports CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposal to Expand Coverage for Patient Navigation

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in partnership with the ACS National Navigation Roundtable, are offering an opportunity to sign a consensus letter in support of the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which includes increased access to patient navigation services through reimbursement in Medicare.

If your organization wishes to sign on after reading the letter, please complete the following ACS CAN CMS Sign-on Letter form by Friday, September 8, 2023, at 12pm ET.

If you have any questions regarding the consensus letter, please contact Gladys Arias, Principal, Health Equity Policy Analysis & Legislative Support, ACS CAN, at [email protected].

USPSTF Announcement:

Draft Research Plan for Lynch Syndrome Will Not Move Directly into the Final Research Plan Stage

Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) posted for public comment draft research plans on prevention of lynch syndrome–related cancer in adults. Last week, the USPSTF announced: “While we care deeply about learning more about this topic, the Task Force has determined that it will not move directly into the final research plan stage and evidence review at this time.” Learn more on the USPSTF website.

Registration Open for Our Next Blue Star Conversation:

Recent Updates, Research & Resources to Support Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community Health Centers

We hope you will register to participate in the ACS NCCRT’s next Blue Star Conversation, a series of one-hour programs that feature a brief and topical presentation or interview followed by small group member discussions and regrouping for key takeaways, which will take place Monday, September 11, 2023 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET.  

This program will feature a brief presentation by Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on findings from a recent study on CRC screening after mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach in a newly eligible 45-49-year-old community health center population. Speakers will also provide updates on trends in CRC screening in community health centers and recently released resources to support health center work to increase CRC screening.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees. View the full speaker list and additional information.

Many thanks for the great work you do!

The NCCRT Team


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