Grant ID PP170015
Awarded On February 15, 2017
Title Disseminating Evidence-Based Cancer Genomics Training to Community Health Workers
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lei-Shih Chen
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $300,000
Lay Summary

Family health history (FHH)-based cancer genomics services hold substantial promise in reducing cancer morbidity and mortality through personalized prevention approaches. These approaches require primary care providers collect FHH, conduct FHH assessments, make FHH-based lifestyle and cancer screening recommendations, and refer high-risk clients to clinical genetic services for cancer genetic evaluation/testing. Clients will subsequently adopt healthier behaviors, undergo cancer screenings, and receive early intervention/treatment (if needed).

Due to the short primary care appointments and lay people’s limited genomic literacy, however, clinical delivery of FHH-based cancer genomics se...

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