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Screening Guideline Update from American Cancer Society – May 30, 2018

Screening Guideline Update from American Cancer Society – May 30, 2018

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline Update – May 30, 2018

 On May 30, 2018, the American Cancer Society released a new colorectal cancer screening guideline, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The new guideline recommends that adults at average risk for colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. The guideline was changed, based in part, on new data showing rates of colorectal cancer are increasing in younger populations.  As a result, the American Cancer Society updated the guideline to save more lives by finding colorectal cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be successful and by detecting and removing polyps, which contributes to the prevention of colorectal cancer. 

This webinar assists NCCRT members and 80% partners by answering common questions, reviewing the evidence-base behind the guideline, and discussing how it will apply in a clinical setting.  

Speakers:

  • Rich Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, ACS, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) Chair
  • Robert Smith, PhD, VP, Cancer Screening, ACS, NCCRT Co-Chair
  • Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, VP of Cancer Control Interventions, NCCRT Steering Committee/Co-Chair Community Health Center Task Group
  • Caroline Powers, Federal Affairs Director, ACS CAN

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