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CRC News – Week of January 22, 2018

CRC News – Week of January 22, 2018
The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Friday, January 26th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates

Registration is Open – NCCRT Webinar, Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 1:00pm ET: How to Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy for Positive FIT from the Process Side

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th at 1:00pm ET for an NCCRT webinar: How to Assure Follow Up Colonoscopy for Positive FIT from the Process Side. This is a repeat of one of our most highly rated workshops from the NCCRT meeting last month. The purpose of the webinar is to review evidence and processes to help ensure that patients obtain a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive test result. The webinar will feature: Kevin Selby, MD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research; Amanda Petrik, MS, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research; Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP, Premier Medical Associates; and Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS, FASGE, AGAF, Department of Veterans Affairs. Registration is now open.

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.

(Note:  This webinar will not address access issues. For advice on securing access to colonoscopy, check out our webinars on Links of Care from 2017 and 2015. For more general guidance on implementing FIT screening programs, view this webinar or check out our new resource on stool based testing).

Welcome to New NCCRT Members!

We are pleased to announce the addition of five new NCCRT member organizations: The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center, which will be represented by Electra Paskett; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, represented by Michael Potter; Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation, represented by Bridget Mannix; the Iowa Department of Public Health, represented by Victoria Brenton; and the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program – Screen for Life WI, represented by Allison Antoine. We are also pleased to welcome two new corporate associates, Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd., which will be represented by KazuyukiI Nagao; and Quidel Corporation, represented by Deirdre Cross. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!

Reminder: Don’t Forget to Mark Your Calendars – Thursday, March 8th 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific – for a Live Broadcast! 

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 80%. 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.

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, sharing on social media, or hosting 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.

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.


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