Grant ID PP150061
Awarded On May 20, 2015
Title The C-SPAN Coalition: Colorectal Screening and Patient Navigation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Coalition
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Keith E Argenbright
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $4,800,000
Lay Summary

Screening reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality, but participation is low among the uninsured and underinsured, resulting in advanced stage at diagnosis and poor outcomes. As the third leading cause of cancer death in Texas, 9,000 cases will be diagnosed each year with treatment costs exceeding $3.7 billion dollars annually. With a documented 21% screening adherence rate for Texas uninsured, there are approximately 200,000 men and women not up to date with CRC screening within the targeted twenty counties.

A systematic CRC screening outreach strategy was developed and tested through two prior CPRIT Evidence Based Prevention Program awar...

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