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Webinar – Colorectal Cancer Burden Shifting to Younger Individuals: A close look at what the most recent data tells us about colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, and screening rates

Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM ET

This webinar will provide a close look at the findings from Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a recent American Cancer Society publication released on March 5, 2020. According to the report, the burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups. Additional report findings include the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72 in 2001-2002 to age 66 during 2015-2016 and half of all new diagnoses in people 66 or younger. The publication is accompanied by a consumer version, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures and a press release is also available. Learn about these findings and more in this webinar featuring report lead author Rebecca Siegel, MPH.

Speakers:

  • Richard Wender, MD, Chair, NCCRT and Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society, Inc. 
  • Rebecca Siegel, MPH, Scientific  Director, Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Inc.

This webinar is open to NCCRT members, 80% Pledge partners, CDC grantees, ACS Health Systems staff, and other partners working to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Pre-registration is required.