WATCH RECORDING: OHE Co-Hosts CRC Screening & Prevention Event
THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON MARCH 25 WITH A VIDEO RECORDING OF THE EVENT. REGISTRATION HAS NOW ENDED FOR THIS EVENT. WATCH ABOVE !
The topic for March edition of the monthly "Conversations with Our Community" webinar series — hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity in collaboration with community partner Nuestras Voces Network — is "Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives.”
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the number 2 cancer killer in the U.S. after lung cancer.
This event, to be held on March 22 at 1 p.m., will feature:
- Emily Butler Bell, MPH, Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) – Colorectal Cancer Interventions
- Julius M. Wilder MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke Division of Gastroenterology and Duke Clinical Research Institute
- LaSonia Barnett, MA, Sr. Program Coordinator, Duke Cancer Institute, Office of Health Equity
- Willa Robinson, MPH, MAED, MCHES, Program Manager, Durham County Dept. of Public Health
This panel of experts will discuss colon cancer screening and diagnosis and the role of patient navigation as a way to help reduce cancer disparities among the medically underserved.
Participants will also hear from the director of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) in an informational session about proven colorectal cancer screening tests, and how timely CRC screening and diagnostic services are being implemented at the community level.
For more information about the webinar: Email Nuestras Voces Network OR Email the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity.
Learn More About the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity
ACCESS the DCI Office of Health Equity website
Vision: To excel as the leader in reducing cancer disparities through authentic community engagement and partnerships, the delivery of seamless cancer care, and the provision of outstanding and innovative research and resources to achieve optimal health in a changing and diverse environment.
Mission: To reduce cancer disparities and promote health equity within Duke Cancer Institute's catchment area through strategic initiatives that integrate the following core areas:
- Community Outreach & Engagement
- Community-Facing Patient Navigation Services
- Health Disparities Education
- Clinical Trials Education & Workplace Diversity
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer by the Numbers
*Latest American Cancer Society Estimates
- Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.
- Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. It's expected to cause about 52,980 deaths during 2021.
- About 104,270 new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed in 2021
- About 45,230 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2021
OHE Community Conversations Archive
- WATCH RECORDING: "Barbershop Talk— Let's Have a Man to Man Discussion About Prostate Cancer" (recorded on 9.14.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: “What’s in Your Blood? A Look into Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma” (recorded on 8.19.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "The Importance of Primary Care in Early Cancer Detection" (recorded on 7.20.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "Do I Say “Yes” or “No” to Research Participation? (recorded on 5.18.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "What you need to know about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral, head, and neck cancers" (recorded on 4.15.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "Prevention & Screening in Breast and Cervical Cancer" (recorded with the Mexican Consulate in Spanish on 3.30.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives” (recorded on 3.22.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: How Studying Genes Can Lead to More Personalized Cancer Care (recorded on 2.24.21)
- WATCH RECORDING: "Cervical Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives" (recorded on 1.24.21)