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CRC Advisory Committee Overview. Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee 6/21/06 Meeting Overview. Meeting Outcomes. Advise on colorectal cancer risk assessment tools Advise on science related to diabetes and colorectal cancer

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CRC Advisory Committee Overview

Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee

6/21/06

Meeting Overview


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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