Goal 3: Reduce the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in the Houston MSA


Reduce the incidence/mortality of colorectal cancer through prevention, to reduce the chances of developing it, and screening, to detect it at its earliest stages by:

  • Policy Objective:
    • Reduce financial barriers for colorectal cancer screening

  • Education Objectives:
    • Public: Increase awareness of colorectal cancer screening options and informed decision making among those at risk
    • Public: Increase awareness of community resources related to colorectal screening among the general public
    • Professional: Increase health care professionals’ knowledge and improve practice of colorectal cancer risk, risk assessment, prevention, screening modalities, diagnosis, and treatment (e.g., knowledge and use of established guidelines; promotion of appropriate clinical trials; and appropriate pain management and supportive care)
    • Professional: Increase health care professionals’ ability to assess patients’ barriers to screening and increase their ability to help patients overcome barriers (e.g., knowledge and use of established guidelines, promotion of appropriate clinical trials and appropriate pain management and supportive care)

  • Service Objectives:
    • Increase health care professionals’ knowledge and improve practice of long-term follow-up of survivors of colorectal cancer (include surveillance, prevention/screening, late effects, quality of life and coordination of care)
    • Increase access to and use of appropriate, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, quality colorectal cancer prevention, screening, and diagnostic services.
    • Increase the number and geographical distribution of practitioners providing colonoscopy.



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Data from the Texas Cancer Registry, SEER, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) are used to prioritize cancer sites and risk factors for inclusion within the cancer control plan. The following data and data sources are informing the activities of the Goal 3: Colorectal Cancer Workgroup.


  • Use of a FIT-Flu Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the Houston Metropolitan Area
    • Two year service grant funded in August 2012 by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

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  • 10th Annual Hope Through Grace 5K Walk - Conquering Colorectal Cancer

    • Please join Hope Through Grace in creating awareness about colorectal cancer. Form a team, join a team or register at www.hopethroughgrace.org  Online Registration Opens Soon!

      Saturday, September 12, 2015
      Tom Bass Park III, Pavilion IV
      15108 Cullen Blvd.
      Houston, TX 77047
      Registration: 8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
      Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.

    • TO REGISTER ONLINE  Coming Soon!
      Visit: www.hopethroughgrace.org
      For assistance call: 713.436.1273 or 832.671.1830
      No money can be transferred at the park.

      Complete this form and mail this entry with your check payable to:
      Hope Through Grace, Inc.
      c/o Jones Memorial UM Church
      2504 Almeda Genoa Road
      Houston, TX 77047

10th Annual Hope Through Grace 5K Walk