Working toward the shared goal of 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018

80% by 2018 is a NCCRT initiative in which more than 1,500 organizations—including medical professional societies, academic centers, survivor groups, government agencies, cancer coalitions, cancer centers, payers and many others—have committed to the shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

What happens after 80% by 2018? The NCCRT is charting the course for our work to increase colorectal screening beyond 2018.

As we plan for our next phase of work, we are dropping “by 2018” from the 80% by 2018 pledge. The “80% Pledge” shows our ongoing commitment to this important work and encourages new partners to join a sustained and future-oriented effort.

We all have a role to play in saving lives from colorectal cancer. Learn how you can support 80% by 2018.

Take the 80% Pledge

By working together, demanding more of ourselves, and collectively pushing harder, we will make greater progress, prevent more cancers, and save more lives.

80% By 2018 Resources

Find additional resources to support your organization in working toward an 80% colorectal cancer screening rate. New to the 80% pledge? Start by downloading an 80% badge and learning more with the 80% Resource Packet.

80% By 2018 Communication Tools

Use market-research backed communications tools to target priority populations. Resources include the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook, companion guides for reaching Hispanics/Latinos and Asian Americans, talking points, press materials, and more.

80% By 2018 Data & Progress

Learn about the measures we are tracking to assess 80% by 2018 progress.

80% By 2018 Hall Of Fame

Honoring organizations that have reached the 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer screening rate.

80% By 2018 National Achievement Awards

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.

National Map of Pledges

The 80% Pledge represents a commitment to work toward increasing the number of people screened for colorectal cancer and substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Navigate the map and buttons below to learn about our more than 1,500 pledged organizations.

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