Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S when men and women are combined. In 2019, an estimated 101,420 new cases of colon and 44,180 cases of rectal cancer are expected to be diagnosed and an estimated 51,020 deaths from CRC are expected to occur.

Through June 2020, IPHCA has partnered with American Cancer Society to provide targeted technical assistance to health centers in improving CRC screening rates. If you are interested in one-on-one colorectal cancer screening technical assistance from our expert partners at American Cancer Society, please reach out to Naila Quraishi at nquraishi@iphca.org.

Illinois Colorectal Cancer Roundtable: The ILCCRT is a volunteer-led program, created through the IDPH- Illinois Cancer Partnership (ICP). The ICP was established in 1998 as a CDC Model Planning State Program. ICP provides comprehensive cancer control programming focused on reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, patient navigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. If you would like to be connected to the roundtable, please contact Naila Quraishi at nquraishi@iphca.org.

CRC Screening Resources

  • National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) Resources – NCCRT is an organization dedicated to engaging public, private, medical and civic organizations in effort to promote colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. The partners work towards a shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being screened regularly for colorectal cancer.
  • American Cancer Society: Colon and Rectal Cancer – American Cancer Society has information around colorectal cancer as well as resources for healthcare professionals. 
  • Illinois Colon CARES (Cancer Alliance to Reignite and Enhance Screening) is a proprietary collaborative software portal for healthcare systems that connects clinics and hospitals in real-time to effectively navigate a patient through the entire colorectal screening process, from the first clinic visit to the completed colonoscopy at the hospital

 

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