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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Washington State has wide variation in who has received appropriate colorectal cancer screening, with very low rates in some populations. This workgroup met from January to November 2020 and the Recommendations were adopted in November 2020.

Meeting Materials

January 10Agenda January 10
Bree Intro Slides
Bree Process
Charter Roster Draft January 10
February 14Agenda February 14
Minutes January 10
Charter Roster Draft
March 20Agenda March 13
Minutes February 14
Draft Recommendations
HB 2560 Fiscal Impact Statement
April 10Agenda April 10
Minutes March 20
Draft Recommendations
CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use  
May 8Agenda May 8
Minutes April 10
Draft Recommendations
June 12Agenda June 12
Minutes May 8
Draft Recommendations
OIC FAQs Colon Exams  
July 10Agenda July 10
Minutes June 12
Draft Recommendations
August 14 Agenda August 14
Minutes July 10
Draft Recommendations
November 6Agenda November 6
Minutes August 14
Draft Recommendations
Colorectal Cancer Public Comments


Workgroup Members

Rick Ludwig, MD (Chair)Chief Executive OfficerPacific Medical Centers
Patricia Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACPChief Medical Officer, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, Employer & Individual, Medicare & RetirementUnitedHealthcare
Elizabeth Broussard, MDGastroenterologyPacific Medical Centers First Hill
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHSNational Director of GastroenterologyVA Puget Sound
Casey Eastman, MPHContent Lead, Breast, Cervical, Colon Health ProgramWashington State Department of Health
Bev Green, MD, MPHSenior Investigator, Family PhysicianKaiser Permanente Washington
Tracey Hugel, MSN, RNSenior Clinical Program ConsultantRegence
John Inadomi, MDGastroenterologyUniversity of Washington Medicine
Rachel Issaka, MD, MASAssistant Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Research DivisionFred Hutch
Hagen Kennecke, MDMedical OncologyVirginia Mason
Val Simianu, MD, MPHColon and Rectal SurgeonVirginia Mason
Julie StofelPatient and Family Advocate 
Tammy Wild, MPH, RDN, LD, NSCA-CPTState Health Systems ManagerAmerican Cancer Society