|Awarded On||February 19, 2020|
|Title||The Expanded C-SPAN Coalition: Colorectal Screening and Patient Navigation|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Keith E Argenbright|
Need: CRC is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In Texas, 11,533 Texans are expected to be diagnosed with CRC in 2019, with 4,242 expected to die from the disease over the same period. Rural, uninsured, and minority patients are at particularly high risk for poor CRC screening adherence, are more likely to present with advanced stage CRC, and as such have worse stage-specific survival than other groups. According to a systematic review of the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on incidence, increased CRC mortality was reported in groups of lower SES and those without a usual source of medical care regardless of geographic region. It is well established t...