Latest News from the ACS CCC Circular

Latest News from the ACS CCC Circular

The news items below are from the latest CCC Circular email newsletter published by the ACS CCC team. This web page is updated every few months.

See the past issues archive here.

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Don't miss the last installment of the 2022 Summer Series on PSE Change! The recently revised guide entitled PSE Change Guide: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in Comprehensive Cancer Control is the springboard for the series, exploring what the PSE change approach is, key themes from recent literature, and the process for increasing coalition capacity to implement PSE changes.

Join the ACS CCC, the CDC NCCCP, the George Washington Cancer Center, and other national partners for this interactive and informative series!

  • Measuring the Impact of PSE Interventions on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST, with presenter Annette Gardner, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor (retired), University of California, San Francisco; Principal, ALGardner Consulting. Register today!
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ACS Research News

New Study Shows Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Cancer Mortality

In a large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS), men and women who drank two or more servings of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) per day, compared to people who never drank, had a five percent increased risk of death from obesity-related cancer, including gastrointestinal, postmenopausal breast, endometrial and kidney cancer. These results appear to be related to the higher body mass index (BMI) of the participants who regularly drank SSBs. The study was published on September 15 in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

See the ACS Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.

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Roundtables' Resource Round-Up


ANNUAL MEETING: The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable's Virtual National Meeting: "Vax Like a Champion!" is next week, Wednesday, September 28. Let your cancer prevention partners know that there is still time to register!

WEBINAR SERIES: Tune in to the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable: Fall 2022 Seminar Series to Improve HPV Vaccination Coverage. The pandemic has disrupted HPV vaccination, with more than 3.5 million doses missed since March 2020. This series of three virtual seminars is designed to enhance the capacity of state teams to improve HPV vaccination coverage. REGISTER for the webinar series!


ANNUAL MEETING: The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's Annual Meeting [ ] will be held November 16th - 18th in Baltimore, MD. NCCRT members received a personalized link to register the week of September 12. Visit the Annual Meeting webpage for registration details!

NEW RESOURCE: It's here! The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable's newly released Steps Guide ( provides evidence-based, expert-endorsed strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in primary care. This 2022 edition offers a much-anticipated update to the signature NCCRT resource that has been instrumental in helping primary care practices throughout the U.S. achieve improvements in delivering potentially life-saving colorectal cancer screening in the communities they serve.


ANNUAL MEETING: The National Lung Cancer Roundtable's Annual Meeting will be held on December 5th & 6th, 2022, in Washington, D.C. "Building Impactful Coalitions And Collaborations To Create Lung Cancer Survivors" will be NLCRT's 6th annual conference - check back for registration details soon!

WEBINAR SERIES: The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) and the ACS National Lung Cancer Roundtable are hosting their third annual joint webinar series: "Lung Cancer Screening 201: Accelerating Uptake of Lung Cancer Screening". This six-part series runs through November 16 and focuses on the challenges and opportunities unique to established screening programs, showcasing methods and metrics that centers can use to accelerate uptake and adherence. Explore and register for the remaining sessions!


SURVEY: The National Navigation Roundtable's Evidenced Based Promising Practices Task Group needs your help in disseminating a survey to your coalition's patient navigation partners. The Commission on Cancer recently approved a new quality metric for head and neck cancer: time to initiation of postoperative radiation therapy. This NNRT survey -- which will take only 8-10 minutes to complete -- is gathering information on the current landscape of PN work with head and neck cancers, as well as barriers and facilitators to enhancing navigation through postoperative radiation therapy for patients with head and neck cancer. Spread the word about this foundational survey!


As reported in the last edition of the CCC Circular, ACS has launched two new Roundtables - the National Breast Cancer Roundtable and the National Cervical Cancer Roundtable - following President Biden's relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot. Stay tuned to CCC Circular for more information on these two new Roundtables in the months to come!

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ACS Cancer Action Network

U.S. District Court Ruling Jeopardizes Access to Proven, Life-Saving Cancer Screenings

On September 7, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor issued a ruling that may lead Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans to deny coverage for or reinstate cost-sharing for certain preventive health services. The ruling declared the method of appointment of officers to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force unconstitutional, meaning its recommendations may no longer be guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act. These recommended services ensure affordability to millions and include proven cancer screenings for breast, colorectal, cervical, and lung cancer.

Read a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) regarding the ruling.

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Fill Your CCC Toolbox

80% In Every Community Employer Challenge Guide

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has collaborated with partners to develop the 80% In Every Community Employer Challenge Guide. This comprehensive guide provides the tools, resources, and messaging for employers in your coalition to effectively increase timely, quality colorectal cancer screening in their workforce and be a part of the 80% in Every Community campaign. If your coalition is just getting started in their work with employers, read the short brief, How Can Employers Save More Lives from Colorectal Cancer? for an introduction to this space.

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Cultivating Coalition Health

New Resource! Tips for Sustaining the Engagement of Cancer Coalition Partners

This new ACS CCC resource gives you 10 tips to sustain the engagement of your coalition partners -- from the time they become new members until they are experienced enough to want to network with other coalitions and groups. The tip sheet gives concrete strategies to implement with your coalition members to make them feel valued and engaged in your coalition work.

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Partner Highlight

'Coalition Check-In' Calls hosted by the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

Join the CCCNP for quarterly CCC Coalition Check-In calls with CCC coalition members and programs. These informal ½ hour Check-Ins offer the opportunity to share questions and solutions focused on maintaining successful coalitions during uncertain times, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our next Check-In is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 4:00 pm EST, and we will discuss "Elevating the Visibility of your Coalition Through Strategic Alliances." Add the series to your calendar by downloading and importing the .ics calendar file. Questions? E-mail