Grant ID PP200068
Awarded On August 19, 2020
Title Expanding Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Education Through Community-Based Outreach and Information Technology
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Luis Rustveld
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,947,073
Lay Summary

Need: Texas Cancer Registry data indicate that compared to Harris County and the state of Texas, Nacogdoches and Shelby counties report higher incidence and mortality attributed to CRC. For the years 2012-2016, the age-adjusted incidence (per 100,000 population) attributed to CRC was significantly higher for Nacogdoches and Shelby (45.7 per 100,000; 45.1 per 100,000, respectively) compared to Harris County and Texas (38.0 per 100,000; 37.7 per 100,000, respectively). Significant disparities can also be observed for mortality rates. For example, age-adjusted mortality for the years 2012-2016 for Nacogdoches and Shelby counties were also significantly higher (18.6 per 100,000; 19.1 per 100,000...

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