The ICC is proud to announce the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit

In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s District 9 Regional Cancer Control Coalition is hosting the 2018 Colorectal Cancer Summit on March 21 at Clark Memorial Hospital from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

This free event will bring together healthcare professionals to educate and collaborate on addressing barriers and successes to colorectal cancer screenings and treatment.

An article written by Dr. Rebecca Siegel and colleagues discusses the three “hotspots” in the United States with the highest colon cancer death rates. Unfortunately, counties in Indiana’s District 9 sits in one of these hotspots. In collaboration with our Kentucky partners, join us as we focus on how the Indiana and Kentucky cancer communities can address the pressing challenges we currently face and will provide a vision where collective action can make a difference. 

For more information, email ICC Director, Rishika Chauhan at

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot >>>


8:30 to 9:00 a.m. – Registration

9:00 to 9:20 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Rishika Chauhan, MPA— ICC Director

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Overview of Colorectal Cancer Trends and Efforts

  • Wayne B. Tuckson, MD, FASCRS, FACS

10:10 to 10:25 a.m. – Morning Break & Networking

10:25 to 11:00 a.m. – Colorectal Cancer Data Presentations

  • Indiana breakout: Caylie Simon, BA- Cancer Epidemiologist at Indiana State Department of Health
  • Kentucky breakout: Jaclyn McDowell, DrPH- Cancer Epidemiologist at Kentucky Cancer Registry

11:05 a.m. to 11:45- Colorectal Cancer Panel Session

  • Tony Gillespie—Vice President of Public Policy and Engagement at Indiana Minority Health Coalition
  • Caleb Levell—Program Manager, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable at American Cancer Society
  • Patricia Fulkerson—Director of Population Health and Quality Improvement at Family Health Centers in Louisville

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.- Lunch and Presentation

  • Mary Ruiz, Cancer Survivor

12:20 to 1:00 p.m. –Advocating Access to Colon Cancer Center

  • Erica R. H. Sutton, MD FACS—University of Louisville School of Medicine, Surgery on Sunday Louisville, Inc.

1:15 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.- Closing Remarks

  • Rishika Chauhan, MPA— ICC Director