How CDC Funding Increases Affect Programs

Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates ask for increases in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) each year. Guest blogger Allison Antoine explains how advocating for these increases affects programs in real life. Allison Antoine is the Collaborative…

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Keeping It Brief: NATIONAL GOAL of 80% BY 2018

BACKGROUND Announced at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting in 2013, 80% by 2018 is a movement supported by more than 500 organizations committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. This goal unites us behind a shared effort. Fight…

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Tired of Coming in Last

by Roy Duhé, Ph.D.  September Advocate Spotlight Dr. Roy Duhé is a professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Radiation Oncology, as well as the Associate Director for Cancer Education, at the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute. He has led the charge with Mississippi’s screening goal…

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Sen. Brown Receives 2015 Congressional Champion Award

Fight CRC awards Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his initiatives and actions supporting colorectal cancer patients and policies Alexandria, Va. – June 5, 2015 – On June 8, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) advocates will award Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the 2015 Congressional Champion…

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Advocacy Update – April 2015

Advocates, We didn’t let up all month. President Obama, the House and the Senate recognized March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Better yet, coast-to-coast advocates stood strong and showed their support. Don’t forget to join the Facebook group for advocates and sign up to be…

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Evaluating 80% by 2018

At Call-on Congress we received several questions, one common one being, “How will we evaluate the success of the 80% by 2018 campaign?” The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) has chosen to use the “Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey” for overall evaluation of the 80% by…

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NCCRT Annual Meeting 2014 – Getting to the Finish Line

Every year in mid-November we gather together for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting. Having our staff in one place is great, but having nearly 100 colorectal cancer organizations, medical professionals and advocates gathered together is truly remarkable. At NCCRT’s annual meeting, organizational…

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2015 BLUE STAR STATES CAMPAIGN: BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

MARCH AS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH As you may know, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that each year we work hard to get and keep awareness months recognized? We do this by getting proclamations and public support. Blue Star States is…

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Advocacy Update – August 2014

Advocates, July was our second-busiest month so far this year. March is hard to beat on the busy scale! With the August recess now upon us, we worked hard both on and off the Hill this July to let elected officials know how important it…

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CREATING A VISION – A CURRENT OF HOPE

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or…

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