Colorectal Tests Save Lives — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC Vital Signs provides current statistics for CRC screening and a guide for what can be done to increase screening (November 2013).
Clinician’s Reference: Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A 2-page resource designed to introduce (or reintroduce) clinicians to the value of stool blood testing. It explains stool blood testing in general, the differences between a guaiac-FOBT and an FIT, why different kinds of FOBTs are superior and outlines some of the things that need to go into a stool blood testing screening program, if it is to be done in a quality way.
Cancer Family History Guide: The Cancer Family History Guide is a hand-held risk assessment tool designed to identify patients at risk for two hereditary cancer syndromes: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome. The Cancer Family History Guide is provided free of charge to Michigan healthcare providers.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Educational Webinar Series: This 3 part webinar series provides an overview of colorectal cancer and its screening using concrete examples of evidence based strategies that could be implemented in any clinical setting to increase CRC screening and discusses system and policy change to increase CRC screening rates at Community Health Centers.
Michigan Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program (MCRCEDP):
The MCRCEDP provides colorectal screening services to men and women in an effort to prevent or detect colorectal cancer at its early, most treatable stage. The MCRCEDP provides outreach, education, individualized risk assessment, and screening to eligible 50- to 64-year-old men and women living in 33 Michigan counties. Eligible participants include men or women who: are at average or increased risk for colorectal cancer; are 50-64 years old; have incomes that are at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level; and are uninsured or underinsured.
Cancer Network – Colorectal Cancer:
This site offers a summary of news, reviews, handbooks, and other materials covering the continuum of colorectal cancer issues. Its pages are organized under topics such as epidemiology and risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and psychosocial effects.
Medscape Resource Center — Colorectal Cancer: A collection of the latest medical news and information on colorectal cancer adenocarcinoma and rectal cancer diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. This resource center includes conference summaries, articles, treatment updates, clinical management modules and MEDLINE abstracts.
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable:
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts. The ultimate goal of the roundtable is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests. Learn more about this organization and the available resources, including the new blue star emblem that was designed as a symbol of hope for colorectal cancer cure.
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Blog: To meet the 80% by 2018 goal, best practices, tools and resources, and successes will be highlighted in this blog as well as interviews with leaders in the field, profiles of innovative and successful initiatives, new tools/resources, and commentary on new research and emerging issues.