Grant ID PP210027
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Increasing Accessibility to Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening Services for Low-income/Uninsured Texans
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jason McKnight
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $999,947
Lay Summary

Need: Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer affecting both men and women (Bray et al, 2018), and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and Texas (ACS Facts & Figures, 2019; TX Cancer Registry). Although overall lung cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined over the past decade, disparities between racial and ethnic groups, as well as by gender, educational attainment, and rurality continue to persist (Henley et al. Cancer 2020;126(10):2250-2266). Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer and >15% of adult Texans are smokers. Annual lung cancer screening, using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), is recommended for persons who ...

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