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CRC News – Week of March 26, 2018

CRC News – Week of March 26, 2018
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Joint Katie Couric/Dak Prescott Column in Huffington Post

We thought you might find useful this joint column that appeared in the Huffington Post this week from Katie Couric and Dak Prescott talking about this importance of screening.   The piece mentions 80% by 2018 and the NCCRT.  And in case you missed it, the column includes a link to last week’s video of Jimmy Kimmel’s colonoscopy date with Katie Couric.  Please spread the word, as you see fit!

Special Report on CRC Screening from New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine has published an article about the World Health Organization’s forthcoming handbook on colorectal cancer, IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention, Volume 17: Colorectal Cancer Screening. Among the worldwide experts asked to help write this authoritative handbook on the disease and the effectiveness of screening methods is our own NCCRT Co-Chair, Robert Smith, PhD, vice president, cancer screening for ACS. (The full handbook won’t be finalized and published for another six months).  We’re told the 80% by 2018 campaign is mentioned in the handbook.  Congratulations to Bob and the other authors!

Replay of Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast Hill Briefing

In case you missed it, you can watch a replay of last week’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast Hill Briefing.  (Go to the March 20th video).  The event featured several Members of Congress, race car driver and CRC survivor Scott Lagasse, and many NCCRT friends, including Lisa Richardson, Mark Pochapin, and Rich Wender.  Have a look to watch some inspiring talks about our work.  Congratulations to our friends at Fight CRC for putting on such a great event!

New CDC Blog on Colorectal Cancer Screening among Native Americans

American Indian and Alaska Native people get screened for colorectal cancer less often than the rest of the country. Find out how CDC is helping using innovative approaches, such as mailing FIT kits, in this new blog post by our CDC colleague Don Haverkamp.

New Blog from Public Health Matters on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Check out “7 Ways to Be Gutsy” on Public Health Matters, the blog from CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.  The blog highlights seven practical steps that individuals can take to be healthy this March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.

Local NPR Story featuring 80% Pledger Shawnee Health Services

We’ve been thrilled with all the coverage we’ve seen about colorectal cancer this month!  This local NPR story on CRC Awareness month is a great example of the type of coverage we’ve collectively earned.  The story features American Cancer Society’s Caleb Nehring and Shawnee Health Service’s Nancy Caskey and Dr. Claire Williams talking about ongoing awareness efforts focused on colorectal cancer and our 80% goal. Many thanks to everyone who has successfully secured media coverage this March.

Registration is Open for the Dialogue for Action Meeting

Registration is now open for this year’s Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention meeting, which will be held on April 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.  We have confirmed that the NCCRT will be hosting a workshop on Leveraging Hospital and Health Systems to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening during the preconference session on Wednesday, April 11th.  Additionally, both the NCCRT’s Community Health Center Task Group and the Public Awareness Task group will meet at 4:15 pm, also on Wednesday, April 11th.  Many thanks to our friends at the Prevent Cancer Foundation for generously sharing their meeting space with us.  Please contact [email protected] if you are able to attend one of the Task Group meetings.

Registration is Open for the 4th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit

The Colon Cancer Foundation and Northwell Health are sponsoring the 4th annual summit on Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer.  The theme of this year’s CME conference is “Why? What Factors Are Driving the Increasing Incidence of Young Adult Colorectal Cancer?”  The event will start April 26th 4:30 pm and conclude April 27th at 5:30 pm and is being held at the J.W. Essex House, 160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019.  This event will bring together leading clinicians, scientists as well as early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors and caregivers from across the country. The program will provide extensive opportunities for participants to advance their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age in the U.S. and abroad. To learn more and register, visit:

Enjoy the final few days of March, everyone!  Many thanks for the good work you do.


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