Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Task Force

Task Force Mission

The Colorectal Cancer Task Force (CRC TF) is dedicated to decreasing the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer in Colorado.  The primary goal of the TF is colorectal cancer prevention since colorectal cancer is a demonstrably preventable disease.  In the next two years our focus will be on saving lives through collaborative efforts to prevent colorectal cancer and reach the 80% by 2018 screening goal in Colorado.  We hope to address this issue in both the general population of Colorado but also to focus efforts on underserved and underscreened population including the uninsured, underinsured, low income group as well as those at increased colorectal cancer risk due to a family history of the disease.  The TF  provides a forum for networking of representatives from multiple private and public agencies in Colorado that focus on colorectal  cancer prevention and control.  The CRC TF helped write the colorectal cancer goals of the Colorado Cancer Plan.  It meets monthly to review progress on the Colorado Cancer Plan priorities, discuss policy issues, educate one another about existing programs, and create programmatic partnerships where gaps in service exist.

Member Organizations

Westley Lighthall, Co-Chair

Cancer Health Systems Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Jackie Woods, Co-Chair

Senior Manager, Hospital Systems, American Cancer Society

Member organizations

  • American Cancer Society
  • BioiQ
  • Colorado Colorectal Screening Program
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Gastroenterology of the Rockies
  • University of Colorado Cancer Center
  • More member organizations listed soon….

Task Force Action Plan

The Task Force created a 2 year Action Plan in May 2016.

Meeting Information

  • Date

    2nd Thursday of the Month

  • Time

    7:30 am – 8:30 am

  • Address

    American Cancer Society
    2255 S Oneida St.
    Colorado Room
    Denver, CO 80224

  • Web Conference


Colorectal Cancer Task Force Current Work

Creating a Speaker’s Bureau

Creating a catalogue of presentations on CRC Screenings

Colorectal Cancer Task Force Successes

FDA Approved Cologuard, a noninvasive colorectal cancer screening, is now a Medicare and Medicaid approved screening test. See slides – Cologuard Information

Task Force Meeting Minutes

Join the Colorectal Cancer Task Force

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

‘Fit” Your Business for Cancer Screening – Presentation

CRC Awareness Month Resources 2017 – Support Groups and resources

80 by 2018 Pledge  – Take the pledge to embrace the shared goal of 80% screened by 2018.


Screening Resources