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Colorectal Cancer Screening Coast to Coast: Driving to 80% - D.C.

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Rayburn House Office Building - Gold Room (2168 RHOB)

45 Independence Ave SW

Washington, D.C 20515

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Fight CRC, ACS CAN and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) leaders will map out the road to 80% screened and beyond 2018 from Capitol Hill!

The colorectal cancer community is united behind a national effort to reduce barriers to screening, raise awareness and support funding for research! Studies suggest that increasing screening rates to 80% by 2018 will prevent 277,000 new cases of colon cancer and 203,000 deaths within 20 years.

The leading U.S. colorectal cancer patient support and advocacy organizations are joining together to prevent as many colorectal cancer deaths as possible and ensure that men and women have better access to screening, treatment and education.

This hill briefing will highlight progress that has been made in screening since the goal was set, our goals for 2018 and beyond, and the important role policymakers will play in achieving them.

The American Cancer Society will be releasing new screening data and a panel of experts in the field will analyze and discuss how this data impacts our goals and strategies moving forward.

Honoring Rep. Charlie Dent

We will also take the opportunity to honor the contributions of Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) to advancing policies that benefit the colorectal cancer community.

Speakers include:

Anjelica Q. Davis, President, Fight Colorectal Cancer

Richard Wender, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society

Scott Lagasse, Jr., NASCAR Driver and CRC survivor

(more to be announced)

Space is limited. If you're not already joining us as part of Call-on Congress but would like to attend, please RSVP. Online registration must be complete by March 16, 2018 in order for you to attend.

Attire is business. BLUE is the color of colorectal cancer.

If you're a media outlet that would like to attend, please contact us.

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