Special CRC News: ACS Issues New CRC Screening Guideline
May 30, 2018 – This morning the American Cancer Society released a new colorectal cancer screening guideline, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. We wanted to ensure you learned about the new guideline directly from us, as you start hearing about the new guideline in the media and on social media.
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. Details about the new guideline and additional resources can be found on cancer.org/coloncancer.
Please be sure to tune in to a special American Cancer Society webinar today at 4:30pm ET to learn more. We will answer as many questions as we can, review the evidence-base behind the guideline, and discuss how it will apply in a clinical setting. The webinar is specifically for NCCRT members, 80% pledge signers, CDC grantees, and ACS health systems staff. A replay will be available for those who cannot join the webinar. You must be pre-registered to join the webinar. Please register here.
You may also be interested in these additional resources:
- Video message from Dr. Richard Wender
- Issue Brief and FAQ for NCCRT Members and 80% Pledger Signers
- ACS Press Release
Follow both the American Cancer Society on Twitter and Facebook and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on Twitter and Facebook for today’s latest updates.