NACDD Re-Engagement with the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Posted by: Frank Bright, M.S.
NACDD has recently engaged with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study the use of electronic medical records (EMR) in community health centers to increase screening for colorectal cancer. Work will commence shortly and continue for the next 9-10 months. As a result of this new joint project, NACDD has renewed its membership in the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table, a national group established in 1997 by the ACS and CDC. It is a national coalition of public and private organizations, voluntary organizations and interested individuals. The stated ultimate goal of the Round Table "is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate". NACDD is pleased to re-engage with this important group and to join forces with others to achieve a goal of screening 80% of adults age 50 and older for colorectal cancer by 2018.