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CRC News – Week of April 30

CRC News – Week of April 30
The following email news update was shared with NCCRT members and partners on Tuesday, April 16th, 2018. Sign up to subscribe to our regular email updates.

Registration is Open for Wednesday, May 2nd 3:00pm ET Webinar on New NCCRT CRC Coalition Guide

Registration is now open for an upcoming NCCRT webinar on May 2nd at 3:00pm ET, that will coincide with the new release of the NCCRT State CRC Coalition Guide and Workbook.  This webinar is a repeat of the workshop hosted at last November’s NCCRT Annual Meeting, Guide and Workbook for State Level Colorectal Cancer Coalitions/Roundtables, which was one of our most highly rated workshops.  During this webinar, we will examine the recommendations from this new NCCRT tool and corresponding workbook and present different visions, structures, strategies, and lessons learned for launching effective state-based CRC coalitions.  We’ll hear from two early leaders in state coalition efforts to promote CRC control efforts, who will tell their stories and offer different approaches to success.  Speakers include: Shauntay L. Davis, MPH, Program Director, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, California Department of Public Health, Katie Bathje, MA, LPCC, Program Director, Kentucky Cancer Consortium and Caleb Levell, Program Manager, NCCRT. 

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.

Welcome to New NCCRT Members!

We are pleased to announce the addition of five new NCCRT member organizations: The GCA Centre for Adult Autism, which will be represented by Scott Kramer; Catch it in Time, represented by Keith Singer; Fayette County Health Department in Illinois, represented by Elizabeth Washburn; Colon Cancer Alliance for Research & Education for Lynch Syndrome (CCARE Lynch Syndrome), represented by Sharon Perlman; and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, represented by Robin Vanderpool. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to these new NCCRT Members!

Request for Proposals for Development of 80% by 2018 CRC Screening Campaign: “Glossy” Report

The NCCRT is pleased to announce a competitive bid process to commission development of a qualitative “glossy” report that readily articulates the history and successes of the 80% by 2018 effort. You can access the RFP here.  Previously, the NCCRT has produced academic manuscripts that have evaluated the 80% by 2018 effort; however, as the 80% by 2018 campaign transitions to 2019 and beyond, we would like to package these data and stories for a wider public health and lay audience in an accessible manner. As such, the NCCRT is commissioning the development of an accessible “glossy” report to better share the history, key milestones, strategic action steps, and overall progress of the 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer screening campaign. 

If interested, please submit a letter of intent by May 25, 2018 and an electronic copy of your proposal by June 1, 2018 5:00pm ET to NCCRT Program Manager Caleb Levell ([email protected]) via email.  Questions can be emailed to [email protected] and are due by May 25th.  All questions and responses will be posted to this web page.  Finally, we are assembling an advisory group of NCCRT Members to oversee development of the report.  If you would like to serve on the advisory group, please let Caleb know.

Relevant Journal Article

A new journal article appeared in Clinical Colorectal Cancer, entitled, Addressing Racial Disparity in Colorectal Cancer Screening With CT Colonography: Experience in an African-American Cohort.  The study found that the yield of cancer (0.7%; 18/2490) was slightly higher as compared with a previously published predominantly white CT colonography cohort (0.4%), and that the overall colonographic prevalence of polyps and masses ‡ 10 mm (8.5%) was within the range observed among African Americans undergoing screening optical colonoscopy. The study concludes that CTC is an effective screening modality for African-American adults and could potentially improve rates of colorectal screening in this underserved population.  Many thanks to Viviane Guay for flagging this article for us, and congratulations to study authors Drs. David Kim and Perry Pickhardt, as well as the other authors.

Cologuard Added to 2018 NHIS Survey

We have been able to confirm that a new question about Cologuard has been added to the 2018 National Health Interview Survey, which is currently in the field.  This change reflects the 2016 USPSTF recommendations for CRC screening.  Data should be available sometime in mid-2019 for the next round of NHIS CRC screening data.  Many thanks to Barry Berger for bringing this change to our attention and to Marion Nadel for her work ensuring that the NHIS data collected will reflect the 2016 USPSTF recommendations for CRC screening.

Article on Denver Broncos CRC Awareness Campaign

You may enjoy this article from Colorado Health and Wellness on Luke Kellerman’s legacy and the work he inspired, which expanded the Denver Broncos awareness campaign to include colorectal cancer screening: #FightLikeABronco  Many thanks to Jane Harris for bringing this article to our attention.

Early Bird Registration Ends Today: 2018 Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium

Early bird registration ends today 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 the preliminary agenda here. Meeting registration can be accessed here:  

Additionally, poster abstract submissions for the meeting are being accepted from all Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium members and partners.  The deadline for abstract submission is May 11, 2018.  View this link to look at Poster Abstract Guidelines  Please submit all submissions to Jacobi Owens at [email protected].  If you have any questions about poster submissions or need further assistance, please reach out to Jacobi.  

Many thanks for the good work you do. 


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