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CDC Colorectal Cancer Control Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CDC’s CRCCP) works to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States in men and women aged 50 to 75. Increasing screening rates in states and tribes across the nation will decrease the morbidity and mortality rates due to colon cancer. CDC’s CRCCP will do so through implementing evidence-based interventions and other supporting strategies in partnership with health systems and providing screening and follow-up services for a limited number of eligible people. CDC’s CRRCP focuses on targeted populations in CDC’s partner health systems, which allows for a more feasible program that can make a greater impact.

National Colorectal Cancer Round Table

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) was established in 1997 by the American Cancer Society and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations and invited individuals dedicated to reducing both the incidence and mortality due to colorectal cancer through the use of coordinated leadership, strategic planning, and advocacy. A central idea of the NCCRT is that more can be accomplished together than alone. The NCCRT’s current strategic plan, “80% by 2018”, aims to screen 80% of adults aged 50 and older for colorectal cancer by 2018.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and that ensure they have a presence in every community. Together with our millions of supporters, ACS saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, finding cures, and fighting back.

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. This is done through conducting community-based participatory cancer research.