|Awarded On||February 21, 2018|
|Title||Advancing an Established Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program for Rural and Underserved Texans through A&M's Family Medicine Residency|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M University System Health Science Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jason McKnight|
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and TX (ACS, 2017). Rural counties often see higher incidence and mortality from CRC compared to urban (Zhand et al., 2017). CRC incidence and mortality also reflect racial disparities (CDC, 2013). In TX, black males have nearly 14% higher incidence and 10.8% higher mortality compared to white males (Texas Cancer Registry, 2017). TX ranks 41st in CRC screening compared to other states (ACS, 2017), and Hispanics are less likely to have screening compared to non-Hispanics (Siegel et al., 2014).
A 21-county area of TX (15 rural), including the Greater Brazos Valley (Region 1) and several counties inlan...