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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast

Registration is now open for the 2024 ACS NCCRT’s annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webcast on Wednesday, March 13 from 12-1 PM ET! Join us to celebrate national achievements and to hear the latest state of the field updates that inform our work.

Dr. Gloria Coronado Selected as Vice-Chair Elect of the ACS NCCRT

Dr. Coronado has previously served the ACS NCCRT in multiple roles, including as a steering committee member and a strategic priority team co-chair.

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2023 Lead Time Messaging Guidebook

Our newest resource is intended to provide you with information and tools to motivate individuals at average and heightened risk for CRC to discuss screening prior to the recommended screening age.

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America’s leading voice on colorectal cancer control

The ACS NCCRT is an inclusive accessible organization dedicated to successfully convening and engaging public, private, and civic organizations and individuals committed to colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.

Our Mission

Dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, and advocacy. The ultimate goal of the ACS NCCRT is to increase the use of proven colorectal cancer screening tests among the entire population for whom screening is appropriate. Get to know our members.

80% In Every Community

Because everyone deserves to live a life free from colorectal cancer.

Over 1800 organizations have committed to work toward the goal of 80% of eligible adults being regularly screened for colorectal cancer. Our shared efforts are working. Community health clinics, health plans, employers, counties, and others are achieving 80% screening rates and higher.

Resource Center

Identify and select evidence-based innovations and tools to increase quality screening
in a range of settings and populations.

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Clinician's Hub

Access a tailored list of resources for clinicians looking to increase CRC screening.

Messaging & Communications Hub

Looking to reach a specific population? View our messaging and communications resources.

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By the Numbers

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.

152,810


Estimated adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2024

53,010


Estimated deaths from colorectal cancer in 2024

>1 in 3


Adults ages 45+ not screened as recommended

1.54M


Men & women alive in the US with a history of colorectal cancer

Other ACS Led Roundtables

The American Cancer Society serves as the backbone to six mission-critical national roundtables. Click on the logos below to explore more about each roundtable.

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