Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network (CCPN)

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About the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States.  Each year in South Carolina, 2,200 new people will be diagnosed with the disease and more than 800 will die from the disease.  Statistically, medically underserved individuals have a higher incidence and lower survival rates from colorectal cancer diagnosis. In addition, African American and rural populations are at high-risk for developing colorectal cancer. This is felt strongly in South Carolina where more than 30% of the population is African American, of which, 40% live in rural areas.

Through the its screening program, the Center for Colon Cancer Research at USC, is working to reduce the morbidity rate from colorectal cancer in South Carolina. The state-wide program provides screening to the uninsured medically underserved populations of South Carolina. Qualified individuals are uninsured, live at 150% or below the poverty line, are between the ages of 50 – 64 (or 45 – 64 for African Americans), and meet eligibility criteria for the program. The Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network utilizes a virtual database and enhanced navigation services to promote compliance and education to individuals in the program. 

The Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network, which was established in 2008, has been working to reduce colorectal cancer death in South Carolina through statewide education and awareness as well as providing screening services to medically underserved South Carolinians. The network partners with Free Medical Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Clinics to locate those most at risk and unable to access CRC screening services. The Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network has received strong support from private, corporate and public organizations such as: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation, the South Carolina Gastroenterology Association, The Duke Foundation, The Center for Colon Cancer Research at USC, and the University of South Carolina.

Meet the Team

Annie Thibault Tracie Lewis Renay Caldwell Judy Klauber Kimberly Cameron

Director

Annie Thibault

Phone: 803.543.9608
Email: thibaula@mailbox.sc.edu

Community Outreach Director

Tracie Lewis

Phone: 803.417.1852
Email: lewis53@mailbox.sc.edu

Navigation Services Director

Renay Caldwell

Phone: 803.231.8018
Email: caldwe59@mailbox.sc.edu

Patient Navigator Coordinator - Upstate Region

Judy Klauber

Phone: 864-934-1783
Email: judyklauber@gmail.com

Patient Navigator - Coastal Region

Kimberly Cameron

Phone: 843-458-2012
Email: kcameron29440@gmail.com

Marlena Crouch Ljubitca Fadic Tiffany Velez Gabriella Herter

Patient Navigator - Pee Dee/
Central/Upstate Region

Lena Crouch

Phone: 843-672-8218
Email: lena.crouch.usc@gmail.com

Patient Navigator - Midlands Region
(Habla Español)

Ljubitca Fadic

Phone: 803-404-9794
Email: Lfadusc@gmail.com

Patient Navigator - Upstate Region

Tiffany Ramirez

Phone: 864-350-8257
Email: tiffany.ramirezccpn@gmail.com

Patient Navigator - Upstate Region

Taylor Jenkins

Phone: 843-639-1221

Junior Patient Navigator

Gabriella Herter

Phone: 803-543-9517
Email: gabriella.herter@gmail.com

Jordan Miller Brandon Brendan    

Junior Patient Navigator

Jordan Miller

Phone: 803-948-9305
Email: jordsimill@gmail.com

Data Entry Coordinator

Branden Middleton

Email: middleb@email.sc.edu

Data Entry Coordinator

Brendan Middleton

Email: bim@email.sc.edu