Katie Couric’s stories on COLON CANCER MONTH and CANCER CONVERSATION

This week, both Gotham Magazine and Capitol File Magazine features Katie Couric talking about her fight against colon cancer and standing up to cancer. She also discusses the 80% by 2018 campaign.  

Katie Couric

 “There has been progress, but it’s uneven. A 30 percent decline in colon cancer cases is encouraging, but so many people who should be getting screened aren’t. The well-to-do-and/or well educated largely get tested, while the medically under-served and the uninsured often do not. Through an initiative dubbed “80 x 18,” a coalition is trying to close that gap. The goal is to substantially increase the number of all age-appropriate adults being screened—increasing it to 80 percent—by 2018. That would be huge and save countless lives.”

Read more at Gotham Magazine  or Capitol File Magazine 

 In addition, Katie’s thirty minute interview called  Cancer: A Conversation. This piece was developed in connection with upcoming documentary CANCER: THE EMPERORO OF ALL MALADIES and is posted on the cancerfilms.org site. In this conversation about the documentary, there’s a powerful segment with Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA discussing her colon cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival. That segment begins at approximately 3:30.