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  1. CRC Advisory Committee Overview Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee 6/21/06 Meeting Overview

  2. Meeting Outcomes • Advise on colorectal cancer risk assessment tools • Advise on science related to diabetes and colorectal cancer • Receive update on progress toward achievement of MCC Colorectal Cancer Priority • Review and discuss the MCC Strategic Plan for Colorectal Cancer

  3. Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Used in Early Detection Pilot • Language modified for easier comprehension • Format changed to improve flow of questions • Clarified definition of 1st degree relatives • Clarified signs and symptoms • Abdominal pain & weight loss removed • Designed for clinician to complete with patient • Decreased to 2 pages

  4. Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer • There is an association between Colorectal Cancer and diabetes, not enough evidence to call it causal • Continue to monitor the science • Link is not strong enough to warrant changing public health messages right now, including messages to both the public and providers • Screening for everyone 50 and older. Focusing on diabetics alone may be a confusing message • Emphasis on increasing access to Colorectal Cancer screening

  5. MCC Colorectal Cancer Strategic Plan Objective #1:Increase the proportion of healthcare providers that recommend appropriate colorectal cancer early detection. Summary of Strategies • Measuring screening and follow-up rates • Disseminate MCC Early Detection guidelines • Repeating Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Survey

  6. MCC Colorectal Cancer Strategic Plan Objective #2:Continue to increasehealth plan commitment to colorectal cancer screening. Summary of strategies • Determine effectiveness of provider incentives related to increased screening rates • Collaborate with healthcare purchasers on screening issues • Collaboration between special populations and Health Plans

  7. MCC Colorectal Cancer Strategic Plan • Objective #3:Increase awareness of colorectal cancer risks, and testing for early detection. Summary of strategies • Addressing disparities and understand barriers • Promote education on combining CRC & Breast cancer risk assessment screenings • Develop effective measures for documentation of outcomes

  8. Future Focus of the MCC’s Colorectal Cancer Strategic Plan • Focus on appropriate follow-up for abnormal screenings • Focus on primary providers referring for appropriate screening based on the MCC guidelines • Collect information on public awareness programs • Develop effectiveness measures for public awareness programs and disseminate results

  9. What Should MCC Organizations Do? • Review revised Strategic Plan (see handout) • Identify activities appropriate for your organization • Implement with MCC partner(s) • Report activities on the next MCC Progress Report