It’s 2018, which means the moment of truth has arrived for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s “80% by 2018” initiative for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening — and we aren’t measuring up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 65 percent of U.S. adults aged 50 to 75 years met the national CRC screening guidelines in 2012. Thus, promotion of CRC screening, especially among at-risk populations, is a national priority. And with the American Cancer Society lowering the recommended age that screening should start — from 50 to 45 — even more unscreened people may need this critical test.
The good news is that CRC screening reduces mortality from this type of cancer by up to 33 percent and last year alone, BioIQ screened over 250,000 people by partnering with health plans and employers to distribute easy-to-use, at-home test kits.
Tune in tomorrow, June 26, at 3 p.m. ET for PHA’s webinar featuring BioIQ’s Chief Medical Officer Josh Sclar to discover how technology, convenience and personalization can transform colorectal cancer screening rates and save more lives.
Register now to reserve your spot for PHA’s complimentary webinar – Colorectal Cancer Screening: How Technology Can Increase Screening Rates.