National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
What is the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT)?
Co-founded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations, as well as invited individuals whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts by improving communication, coordination, and collaboration among health agencies, medical-professional organizations, and the public. The ultimate goal of the Roundtable is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate.
Through its collective efforts, the roundtable will:
- Strengthen the network of public and private organizations concerned with promoting colorectal cancer screening.
- Determine clinical and consumer barriers to screening through research.
- Assess current public awareness of and interest in screening.
- Develop and disseminate health messages.
NCCRT Achievement Highlights
- Successfully worked with Senator Hillary R. Clinton when she was First Lady to develop colorectal cancer public service announcements and schedule a White House event focused on screening.
- Published a formal business case for CRC screening for presentation to major insurers and payers.
- Conducted research examining colorectal cancer education among primary care residents.
- Held discussions related to quality in fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) that led to a publication on the accuracy of in-office FOBT.
- Developed a lexicon for reporting results of colonoscopy and for routine data-gathering to aid in continuing quality improvement through routine medical audits.
- Developed the Blue Star as the universal symbol for colorectal cancer.
- Designated "Preventable, Treatable, Beatable" as the universal message to increase awareness about the importance of early colorectal cancer detection.
- Created a primary care clinician’s evidence-based toolbox and guide, called How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice.
- Conducted an analysis to determine whether increasing screening rates for the 50 to 64 population result in treatment cost savings to Medicare.
- Conducted a literature review and colorectal cancer media analysis to better understand how colorectal cancer screening education and outreach.
The NCCRT is a collaborative partnership with nearly 70 members across the nation. NCCRT partners include state health departments, professional organizations, medical societies, federal agencies, consumers, cancer survivors, managed care organizations, private industry, health educators, and many nationally recognized experts in the field of colorectal cancer.
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NCCRT Members as of January 2008:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Alliance of Community Health Plans
America’s Health Insurance Plans
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Gastroenterology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
American College of Radiology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Medical Association
American Medical Women’s Association
American Public Health Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Boston Medical Center
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4)
C5/New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Center for Colon Cancer Research
Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer
Colon Cancer Alliance
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.
Digestive Disease National Coalition
Directors of Health Prevention and Education
Eric Davis Foundation
Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America
Harvard Medical School
Hereditary Colon Cancer Association
Intercultural Cancer Council
International Digestive Cancer Alliance
Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign (UK)
Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation
Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Initiative
Morehouse School of Medicine
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
National Cancer Institute
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance
National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Governors Association
New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program
The Permanente Medical Group, Inc
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists
Spirit of Eagles Cancer Control Network
The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
The Wellness Community
United Ostomy Associations of America
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
University of Texas -- Houston School of Public Health
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
EXACT Sciences, Inc
Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Olympus America Inc.
Michael Pignone, MD
Michael B. Potter, MD
Anna Schenck, PhD
Richard Wender, MD
Sidney Winawer, MD
Join Us in the Fight against Colorectal Cancer
It takes many voices to create an effective coalition -- a coalition committed to raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
To learn more about the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable or how to become a member, please visit http://www.nccrt.org or email Mary Doroshenk, the NCCRT manager, at email@example.com.