Virginia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (VCCRT)

The Virginia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a priority workgroup of the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, is a volunteer organization made up of representatives from multiple private and public agencies across Virginia that focus on colorectal cancer prevention and control. Together, members of the VCCRT are dedicated to reducing the burden of colorectal cancer for all Virginians.

Goals

  • Facilitate partnerships across Virginia to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer
  • Increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Virginia
  • Advocate for increased access to colorectal cancer screening for all Virginians

We work towards our goals through three pillars:

  • Foundation and Education
    • Partner with media outlets and community leaders
    • Build an infrastructure of engaged partners
    • Provide data and resources to inform decision making
  • Clinical Practice
    • Provide continuing education to partners
    • Engage primary care providers, gastroenterologists, and medical associations
    • Promote the utilization of evidence-based initiatives to increase CRC screening rates
  • Advocacy
    • Engage legislators and health care plans
    • Identify key points of focus for advocacy

The VCCRT is undergoing a strategic planning process during 2022 to align its efforts with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the burden of colorectal cancer in the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Events

The VCCRT typically meets as a full membership every quarter (Mar, Jun, Sept, Dec) and has subcommittee meetings between full membership meetings. Subcommittees address each of our three pillars of foundation, clinical, and advocacy.

VCCRT September Quarterly Meeting
September 7, 2022

VCCRT December Quarterly Meeting
December 7, 2022

VCCRT Resources

Messaging Toolkit Available on the CRC Screening Guidelines

In May of 2021, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new screening recommendations for colorectal cancer. The primary change was that average risk adults are now recommended to start screening at age 45 instead of 50. This is also in alignment with the American Cancer Society guideline (2018).

In response, the Virginia Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has developed both patient and provider messaging to raise awareness of the new recommendations. The following messaging materials may be used by organizations looking to increase awareness of the new screening age. All of these messaging materials are available in JPG or PDF format and have been provided for your convenience. To access these materials please either email Lindsay at lh7yn@virginia.edu or download them by clicking here.

VCCRT Colorectal Cancer in Virginia

This handout provides more information on VCCRT and a simple overview of colorectal cancer in the Commonwealth.

VCCRT Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Action Guide

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This action guide provide ways healthcare providers and community members can get involved to promote colorectal cancer awareness, policy change and educate others about the importance of prevention and early detection.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about VCCRT or joining a subcommittee? Contact us at vccrt@cancercoalitionofvirginia.org.