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CRC News – Week of February 12, 2018 (Part 1)

CRC News – Week of February 12, 2018 (Part 1)
The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Monday, February 12th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates

Tell us What You Are Doing this March

We want to feature your events that are helping to advance screening or raise awareness throughout the month of March!

  • Are you hosting an awareness event, gathering partners for a roundtable meeting or turning your city blue?  Let us know!   We’ll add you to our map on
  • Post pictures and videos from a screening event you host on social media. Post on Twitter or Instagram using #80by2018 or #CRCcoast2coast
  • Share a :30 second video about your 80% by 2018 successes on YouTube. Email the link to [email protected] with “80% by 2018 Success” in the subject line.  View this video from the OSU PACE program, featuring Dr. Darrell Gray as an example.

Save the Date – NCCRT Webinar, Tuesday, February 20th at 3:00pm ET:  Innovative Ways to Increase CRC Screening among the Underserved

On Feb. 20th at 3:00 pm ET, the NCCRT will be hosting a webinar on Innovative Ways to Increase CRC Screening among the Underserved.  This is a repeat of one of our most highly rated workshops from the NCCRT meeting last December.  The purpose of the webinar is to move beyond describing the challenges of reaching the underserved to showcasing innovative solutions, including using systems change to increase CRC screening in a multi-ethnic community; providing an example of how local health departments can team up with academics on community engagement; and partnering with emergency departments to reach rural residents who don’t have a primary care provider. The webinar will feature: Joseph Ravenell, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Population Health and Medicine; Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Inclusion at NYU School of Medicine, NCCRT Steering Committee (Presenter/Moderator); Karen E. Kim, MD, Professor of Medicine, Dean, Faculty Affairs, Associate Director, Cancer Disparities, the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, NCCRT Steering Committee; and Jenna Hatcher, RN, PhD, MPH, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing.

The webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% by 2018 partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems and Communications staff, and new partners interested in getting engaged in colorectal cancer screening efforts.   You must be pre-registered to join.  Registration is available here.

Replay of NCCRT Webinar on How to Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy for Positive FIT from the Process Side:

In case you missed, it a replay of the Jan. 30th, How To Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy For Positive FIT From The Process Side webinar can be found here. The webinar reviews evidence and processes to help ensure that patients obtain a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive test result. This webinar is a repeat of one of our most highly rated workshops from the NCCRT meeting last December.

Mark Your Calendars – Thursday, March 8th 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific – for a Live Broadcast! 

As we announced at the NCCRT meeting, we will be hosting a live broadcast from the “Blue Carpet” in Los Angeles to celebrate the start of March on Thursday, March 8th at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm Pacific.  The theme this March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast: Driving to Prevention.  We are partnering with Fight CRC, the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, Exact Sciences, UPS, and others to leverage the voices of celebrities, survivors, and experts to educate people about colorectal cancer and the life-saving importance of screening.  Join us, as we feature Actor Luke Perry, Country Singer Craig Campbell, and many others who will speak from the heart about their connection to this disease and the importance of screening.  We are also excited to share that we have just added Emmy award winner and Telemundo Star Chiquibaby to the line up!

How can you be a part of CRCCoast2Coast?

  • If you are in the Los Angeles area, join us!  Register by February 20th.  Space is limited.
  • Send us your colorectal cancer screening PSAs for possible airing during the broadcast.  Email them to [email protected] with “CRC PSA” in the subject line.  The format we need is: H264 (usually .mov) or MP4 1920×1080.  (Due to size, you will likely need to send through dropbox or other file sharing service).
  • Not going to be in LA?  Plan on viewing the event through Facebook Live on the ACS, NCCRT or Mayo facebook pages.  Share, like or comment on social media, or host a watch party.  Post pictures and videos on Twitter or Instagram using #80by2018 or #CRCcoast2coast.  Visit this website to learn more and for updates:
  • Those of you in the DC area can join us later in the month on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 20th as Fight CRC, ACS CAN and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) map out the road to 80% screened and beyond from Capitol Hill! (Part of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Call-on Congress.) Register to join us.

New Brochure on Patient Expectations for CRC Screening Cost Sharing from AGA

Some of you may find helpful this new patient brochure from AGA on what patients can expect when undergoing CRC screening in terms of their financial responsibility.  Many thanks to Kathleen Teixeira and our friends at AGA for sharing this resource with us!

New Publication on South Carolina’s CRC Prevention Network Screening Program for Uninsured and Medically Underserved

The journal Cancer recently published an article titled: A Statewide Program Providing Colorectal Cancer Screening to the Uninsured of South Carolina. This publication, led by Dr. Jan Eberth, is the first of several to follow and looks into the efficacy of the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network’s screening model with regards to compliance. The study also looked into potential risk factors associated with high polyp detection and high adenoma detection in this subset of the population. Congratulations to NCCRT friends, Dr. Eberth, Annie Thibault, Renay Caldwell, Frank Berger, as well as the other authors, and many thanks to Annie Thibault for bringing this article to our attention.

Updated CRC Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit from GW Cancer Center

GW Cancer Center has release of an updated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit for 2018. Updates to this toolkit include new suggestions for using Pinterest, Snapchat and Reddit to promote the cause. This CDC-funded resource was developed to help comprehensive cancer control programs, coalitions and other stakeholders strengthen their communication efforts and features many of the NCCRT tested messages around CRC screening.   Many thanks to our partners at GW Cancer Center for putting together this great resource.

Submit an Abstract for NACHC’s 2018 Community Health Institute & Expo (CHI)

The National Association of Community Health Centers is looking for innovative ideas to include in this year’s NACHC CHI educational programming, which will be held Aug. 26th through 28th in Orlando, FL. If you have a unique, informative presentation, project, or an idea that would benefit health center colleagues, you are invited to submit a written abstract for this year’s CHI. Click here for more information and to submit a workshop and/or poster abstract by April 6, 2018.  Thank you to Roshan Paudel for flagging this opportunity.

Early Bird Registration is Open for the Dialogue for Action Meeting

Each year, the Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention meeting brings together key stakeholders from clinical practice and public health programs to share effective strategies to improve cancer prevention and early detection. Registration is now open for this year’s meeting, which will be held on April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Va. Register by Wednesday, February 28 for early bird savings. Watch for more information about NCCRT workshops and Task Group meetings which will take place during the preconference sessions on Wednesday, April 11th. Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.

Registration is Open: 2018 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium

Registration is now open for the 2018 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, which will be held in New Orleans, June 27th through June 29th.  The meeting will tackle best practices, lessons learned, and how to move forward in our work surrounding colorectal cancer. View hotel information. Thank you to Kaitlin Sylvester for keeping us informed of this great opportunity.


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