Past CCPN colorectal cancer awareness outreach and education efforts.
March 4, 2022 – Dress in Blue Day photos (Facebook album)
Colorectal cancer screening recommended at age 45 instead of 50 – it’s no fun, but it’s worth it By Franklin G. Berger was published on March 22, 2021 on The Conversation US.
March 11, 2021 – Dawndy Mercer Plank talks with Dr. Frank Berger abbout the latest research surrounding colorectal cancer.
Published August 18, 2020
Cancer Fight is a podcast hosted by Dr. Whitney Jones, which aims to highlight the stories of advocates, fighters, and survivors of all forms of cancer as well as educate the public on cancer prevention and awareness.
Governor Henry McMaster officially designated March 5, 2020 Colorectal Cancer Day in South Carolina, issuing a proclamation at his office in the State House. Drs. Seabrook and Vasudeva were announced as "Doctors of the Day" at the State House. Gastroenterologists from across the state were present in the Rotunda to answer questions.
“Your call of duty is to check your booty” campaign launched March 1, 2020 statewide. This attention grabbing campaign was developed to increase residents’ knowledge and awareness on the importance of CRC screening and drive discussions with their medical provider. Pictures submitted from CCPN partnering clinics showing their commitment to #CheckYourBooty.
November 7, 2019 at The Doctors Lounge at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC.
The Legacy Award from the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia was presented to the CCPN and accepted by Ljubitca Fadic, their local CCPN Patient Navigator. The Legacy Award is presented to an organization who provided significant contribution of services to the Free Medical Clinic of Columbia.
Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, hosted by Arkansas June 19-21, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Annie Thibault and Tracie Lewis welcomed attendees of the 4th Annual Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium. The Founders Award was presented to Dr. Frank Berger, Annie Thibault, and Tracie Lewis for formalizing the concept of the consortium and their continued support each year. Tracie Lewis and Lisa Scott presented the Focused Clinical Education: Colorectal Cancer during a breakout session for physicians attending the consortium.
A Letter to the Editor, Do your part to fight colorectal cancer by Franklin G. Berger was published on March 24, 2019 in The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC.
Colorectal cancer increase in younger adults: What could be the cause? By Franklin G. Berger was published on March 26, 2019 on The Conversation US. The publication was republished in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Antonio News, Houston Chronicle, Alton Telegraph and WTOP-AM (Wash DC).
This op-ed generated national coverage, leading to Dr. Berger’s participation on the April 24th podcast of On All Sides with Anne Fisher. Listen to the podcast here. (Dr. Berger’s part starts at 20:30)
Digestive Disease Group, PA and The Greenwood Endoscopy Center, Inc. held its’ first 5k Run/Walk to promote colorectal cancer awareness and benefit the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network on March 23, 2019. Thanks to sponsors and participants, they were able to present a check to the CCPN for $4349.04.
Award winning performer David Lee Nelson brought "STAGES" to the USC Lab Theater March 7-8, 2019 – a heartbreakingly funny play based on a chronicle of his stage four colon cancer diagnosis and time in chemotherapy. Concluding the play, David took time to interact with the audience and answer questions about his journey. For more information visit davidleenelson.com.
Dr. Bryan Green with the Digestive Disease Group, PA and the Greenwood Endoscopy Center, Inc. was awarded the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Annie Thibault and Dr. Frank Berger also attended the NCCRT Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kickoff event in Atlanta, Georgia on March 7, 2019 with Dr. Green.
Southeastern Colorectal Cancer Consortium, hosted by Louisiana June 27-29, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Green with the Digestive Disease Group, PA and the Greenwood Endoscopy Center, Inc. presented how peer to peer discussions impacted the CCPN screening program expansion in its early years and highlighted the success of the program in South Carolina over the last 10 years.