Colorectal Cancer Blog Posts

Gone Too Soon

Dear Aileen, I can’t believe that it has been 13 years since you passed after a two and a half years fight against colorectal cancer.  you were so strong and so positive through all the poking, prodding, and chemo treatments.  I wish you had gotten checked earlier so that maybe your cancer wouldn’t have taken […]

DDW Poster on 80% by 2018

NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Subgroup co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego last month.  The poster illustrates the progress of the 80% by 2018 initiative by comparing the number needed to screen to reach 80% by 2018 […]

Real Men Wear Gowns: New screening process for colon cancer

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from KREM by Mark Hanrahan SPOKANE, Wash. – There is a good chance you or someone you know has visited a CHAS clinic in Spokane. However, you may not know about the organization’s recent push to screen more patients for colon cancer. “We went from 8.5% screening rate up to 33% last […]

You Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In preparation for colorectal cancer awareness during the month of March, Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, partnered with the Public Health Nurse, Tari Esposito, in Wrangell, Alaska for a Sidewalk Mini Health Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2016. While the Wrangell Public Health nurse focused on providing flu shots, Mrs. Meissner focused on providing the […]

Study explores how high-fat diet influences colon cancer

March 2, 2016 ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from MedicalXpress.com A study published today in Nature reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. It joins a growing body of research that finds obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of […]

Routine colonoscopies save lives

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM ScienceDaily.com Stan Quinn’s routine colonoscopy may have saved his life. When Mr. Quinn, 57, became a new patient at Loyola University Health System last year, his physician prescribed a routine colonoscopy to catch him up on preventive health recommendations. “I didn’t think anything of it, just that it was a routine […]
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National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Funding - Deadline:  August 1, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT - The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce the new competitive cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement!  The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  For more information read the full announcement.  Download the detailed funding opportunity description.  A technical assistance webinar is also available online.

CONFERENCE - 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Visualizing the Future through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication - August 14-16, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 - The conference theme, "Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, innovation, and Communication," represents the opportunity for translating research into practice to improve public health.  A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.  LEARN MORE

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available