Cancer Center Summit:  A Strategic Look at Cancer Centers and Colorectal Cancer Screening – October 2, 2017

On October 2nd, 2017, in Washington, DC, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) hosted a Cancer Center Summit: A Strategic Look at Cancer Centers and Colorectal Cancer Screening. The purpose of the meeting was to convene representatives from key national and local organizations, including leaders from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and several NCI-designated cancer centers to explore how to leverage the expertise and community presence of cancer centers in the effort to increase CRC screening rates.  The meeting sought to understand cancer center barriers to focusing on CRC screening as a priority issue; identify strategies to overcome barriers so that cancer centers can leverage their role in the community to achieve higher CRC screening rates; and begin the process of developing a strategic plan to spur cancer center action in this area.  The summary meeting report, which includes case studies of NCI-designated Cancer Centers that excel in advancing CRC screening efforts, is attached. 

This report was only made possible by the work of numerous individuals. Many thanks to the meeting co-chairs, Robert Croyle, Richard Wender, and Lisa Richardson, for their leadership and guidance; to the meeting presenters/facilitators, Ernest Hawk, Electra Paskett, Karen Kim, Robin Vanderpool, Ronald Myers, Lynn Butterly, Caleb Levell, Mary Doroshenk, Katie Bathje, Ken Lin Tai, Suzanne Lagarde, Holly Guerrero, LeeAnn Bailey, Cindy Vinson, Sarah Shafir, and Michael Potter, who each reviewed their individual sections for accuracy; and to Michael Potter, Dorothy Lane, Electra Paskett, Ernest Hawk, and Todd Lucas for their review and edit of the full report.

Disclaimer: This resource does not reflect the new 2018 ACS guideline for colorectal cancer.