Scott & White join 80% by 2018 colorectal cancer initiative: 3 key notes

Georgetown, Texas-based Scott & White signed onto the American Cancer Society's 80 percent by 2018 initiative, the Temple Daily Telegram reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. The initiative aims at screening more than 80 percent of the 50-year-old and older population by 2018.

2. Scott & White is the second Texas-based payer to sign onto the program.

3. Scott & White plans to encourage its beneficiary base to undergo a screening, and to increase awareness around the disease.

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