Grant ID PP170078
Awarded On February 21, 2018
Title Alliance for Colorectal Cancer Testing 2.0 (ACT 2.0)
Program Prevention
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
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $4,034,507
Lay Summary

In Texas in 2017 there will be an estimated 9,690 new cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) and approximately 3,700 deaths making CRC 4th in new cancer cases and 2nd in numbers of deaths by cancer site (American Cancer Society, 2017). Texas ranks 43rd in fecal occult blood testing for those 50 and older, highlighting the population at risk, with significant variation by race/ethnicity, geographic region, insurance status, and access to prevention and treatment services (Centers for Disease & Prevention, 2014).

Interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) are needed to change the status quo and reach the 80% by 2018 screening goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS), Centers...

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