|Awarded On||May 20, 2015|
|Title||Alliance for Colorectal Cancer Testing (ACT) in Southeast Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Coalition|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lewis Foxhall|
Colorectal cancer (CRC), the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the State of Texas, is curable if detected in its early stages, but often fatal when diagnosed later. Studies have shown that CRC screening (CRCS) for the detection and treatment of early cancer, as well as the removal of precursor adenomatous polyps, is effective in reducing CRC incidence and mortality. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), only half of all adults aged 50-75 have ever received age-appropriate CRCS, and in minority populations, that number drops to 30%.
We will implement the Alliance for Colorectal Cancer (ACT) Testing, a ...