The Pulse | Thursday, December 5, 2019
Reaching Unscreened Populations for Colorectal Cancer
In 2014, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) launched “80% by 2018,” a national initiative in which more than 1,5000 organizations committed to getting 80% of adults (aged 50+) regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
While 2018 has since passed, the NCCRT continues to focus its efforts on this important goal of 80% adults screened.
Colorectal cancer mortality rates have since dropped in the past 15 years, in part due to screening, but there is still room to improve, especially among hesitant patients. Take a look at some of the stats and tips from the NCCRT and American Cancer Society for reaching these populations.