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80% For All: Reaching an 80% Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate in All Communities by 2018

August 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among Minnesotans and the second deadliest. It is also one of the most preventable. Screening can identify colorectal cancer early and, in many cases, remove precancerous polyps before they progress to cancer. On average, 70 percent of Minnesota adults are screening for colorectal cancer as recommended. But screening rates for the uninsured is much lower at 20 to 40 percent. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is making increasing colorectal cancer screening rates to 80 percent for all communities by 2018 a top priority.

Attend the event to:

  • Learn about innovative programs designed to overcome barriers and increase colorectal cancer screening among underserved communities
  • Honor the doctors and hospitals donating time and resources to meet the needs of the community
  • Support the “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act” with U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison


8:00 Registration, networking and breakfast served
8:30 Welcome and Introduction, Ellie Beaver, ACS CAN Government Relations Director, Minnesota
8:40 Carolyn Best, colorectal cancer survivor from Brooklyn Park
8:45 Dr. Kyle Kircher (Medical Director, Government Programs, Medica) Data on colorectal cancer disparities an screening options
9:00 Panel discussion

  • Hernando Gonzalez M.D. , Gastroenterology Division Chief, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Joy Rivera, Community Health Worker (American Indian Cancer Foundation)
  • Ann Poole, Health Systems Manager, (American Cancer Society)
  • Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota’s Fifth District)

9:40 Comments by Rep. Ellison
9:45 Awards presentation
9:55 Call to Action to support Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act




August 24, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:


American Cancer Society


Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN United States
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