In this segment, Dr. Rich Wender MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer with the American Cancer Society, and Dr. Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, the Medical Director of the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, explain the risk factors and screening recommendations for colon cancer. You will also learn about the “80 by 18” campaign and the important role public health has to play in increasing colon cancer screening rates.
Watch a little at a time by clicking on the videos below or watch the entire video at the bottom of the page.
- Cancer Screening Coverage
- Insurance coverage of cancer screening differs widely based on the insurer and state. The matrix on the linked page clarifies coverage.
- Cancer Screening: Guidelines and Insurance Coverage
- This PDF gives a detailed summary of the criteria a person may want to consider in the selection of their cancer screening options.
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Health Resources Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Colorectal Cancer Screening - Overview of colorectal cancer screening, includes: a general overview of screening, characteristics for a successful screening program, implementation of clinical quality measures for screening, improvement strategies, holding the gains and spreading improvement, and supporting information.
- Toolkit for the System Approach to Tracking and Increasing Screening for Public Health Improvement of Colorectal Cancer Intervention
- CNA Health Action Partnership - Toolkit for the System Approach to Tracking and Increasing Screening for Public Health Improvement of Colorectal Cancer Intervention - Provides implementation of a system approach to tracking and increasing colorectal cancer screening for public health. The toolkit provides information to plan an intervention, identify an entity to manage the program, educating medical practices about the program, and patient communication.
- Increasing Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Action Guide for Working with Health Systems
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Increasing Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Action Guide for Working with Health Systems - An action guide that addresses how to increase colorectal cancer screening in health systems, guide is broken down into an introduction, how to use this action guide, health systems and CRC screening, action steps for working with health systems, environmental scan tool for CRCCP grantees, work sheets for completing action steps, program material and samples, and resources.
- Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer - Provides a basic overview of colon cancer, including: what it is, risk factors, risk reduction, symptoms, screening, statistics, what the CDC is doing, and the Screen for Life campaign.
- Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) - Provides information about the CRCCP, including: about the program (social ecological and simplified logic models), action guides, program demonstration evaluation, and contacting a local program.
- Public Health Impact of Achieving 80% Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the United States by 2018 - Reinier G. S. Meester, MS1; Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH2,3; Ann G. Zauber, PhD4; S. Luuk Goede, MPH1; Theodore R. Levin, MD5; Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD5; Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD6; and Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, PhD1
- Colorectal Cancer Statistics, 2015 - Rebecca L. Siegel MPH1,*, Kimberly D. Miller MPH2 and Ahmedin Jemal DVM, PhD3
- List risk factors for colorectal cancer
- Explain screening recommendations
- Identify the public health role in improving increasing screening rates
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Rich Wender, MD, American Cancer Society
Dr. Richard Wender is the Chief Cancer Control Officer of the American Cancer Society. Prior to his role at the American Cancer Society, Wender worked 34 years as a family physician in the department of family and community medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Since 1985 Wender has been a committed volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He has been recognized for his leadership in medicine with the Laurel for Cancer Prevention Leadership from the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Dr. Dienaba Joseph is the Medical Director of the CDC’s colorectal Cancer Control Program. Dr. Joseph is also board certified in internal medicine and is a Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Joseph obtained her medical degree from the University of Michigan’s Medical School, and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.