Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. The ACS is committed to fighting this deadly disease, and early detection is one of the first steps in doing so. The new 80% by 2018 initiative sets the goal of 80% adherence to colorectal screening by 2018. To examine the potential results of this endeavor, Cancer has published an article entitled “Public health impact of achieving 80% colorectal cancer screening rates in the United States by 2018” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29336/full
published March 12, 2015. It is accompanied by an editorial authored by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, and our epidemiology Section Editor, Dr. Electra D. Paskett, entitled “Can we achieve an 80% screening rate for colorectal cancer by 2018 in the United States?” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29335/full
The American Cancer Society Family of Journals has additional content to help inform our readers on the ongoing fight against colorectal cancer, including:
“Cancer screening in the United States, 2015: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21261/full
published January 8, 2015 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
“Colorectal cancer statistics, 2014” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21220/full
published March 17, 2014 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.