Join Katie’s
Mission to Screen

Katie Couric lost her husband Jay to colon cancer in 1998. Since then, she’s been on a mission to talk to people about getting screened.

Explore this page to:
  • See why you should get screened
  • Learn more about colon cancer screening
  • Hear stories from people Katie has met on her mission

Let’s Talk About Screening

Part of Katie’s mission has been talking to people from all walks of life about screening, including healthcare professionals, people who have screened, and people who haven’t. Take a minute to watch the videos below.

Why Screen?

Learn why getting screened starting at age 45 is important in this interview with Katie and a few people who haven’t screened yet.

Meet Scott

In this interview, Katie speaks with Scott, a colorectal cancer survivor who got screened with Cologuard.

A Look at the Lab

Discover the science behind Cologuard® as Katie describes the Exact Sciences Lab.

A Healthcare Provider’s Take on Cologuard

Watch Katie’s interview Dr. David M. Poppers, Gastroenterologist from NYU Langone Medical Center

3rd Most Common Type of Cancer

Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly occurring cancer in either men or women1

Many Ways to Screen

Today, there are more screening options than ever, including noninvasive tests like Cologuard for those at average risk

1 in 7 Under 50

A study found that 1 in 7 people diagnosed with colon cancer is under the age of 502

Ready to Get Screened for Colon Cancer?

Cologuard is a convenient option and most insured patients pay $0.*


*Exact Sciences estimate based on historical patient billing as of June 30, 2021. Rate of coverage varies by state and region. Exceptions for coverage may apply; only your insurer can confirm how Cologuard would be covered for you.

See Important Risk Information



  1. Siegel RL, Miller KD, Fuchs HE, Jemal A. Cancer statistics, 2021. CA Cancer J Clin. 2021;71:7-33.
  2. Abdelsattar ZM, Wong SL, Regenbogen SE, et al. 2016. Colorectal Cancer Outcomes and Treatment Patterns in Patients Too Young for Average-Risk Screening. Cancer 2016;122(6):929-934.

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