Achieving 80% Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Every Community
80% in Every Community is an NCCRT initiative that continues the progress and commitment from 80% by 2018, and reemphasizes our dedication to partnership, collective action, and the pooling of resources to reach 80% colorectal cancer screening rates nationally. Our shared efforts are working, community health clinics, health plans, employers, counties, and others are seeing 80% screening rates and higher.
But not everyone is benefiting equally. There are still too many communities with lower colorectal cancer screening rates – rural communities, certain racial and ethnic communities, low income communities. We will continue working to bring down barriers to screening, because everyone deserves to live a life free from colorectal cancer. Our mission isn’t achieved until we see 80% screening rates in every community.
Upcoming Events – 80% in Every Community
Colorectal Cancer is a Major Public Health Problem
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. when men and women are combined,1 but it doesn’t have to be. Few preventive interventions are as reliably effective in reducing avoidable death as screening for colorectal cancer.
Estimated adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2019
1 in 3
Adults ages 50-75 is not getting screened as recommended
Organizations and entities have achieved an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate or higher.
Additional U.S. adults (50-75) screened between 2012 and 2016
Learn More: 80% In Every Community
Find additional resources to support your organization in working toward an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate by visiting the our Resource Center. Or start by downloading an 80% in Every Community logos.
Honoring organizations that have reached the 80% colorectal cancer screening rate.
Learn about the measures we are tracking to assess our progress. Download the full 80% by 2018 Beyond Thankful Report.
Recognizing individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to regularly screen 80% of adults 50 and over by 2018.