Grant ID PP220017
Awarded On February 16, 2022
Title Leveraging Passport for Care to Reduce Childhood Cancer Survivorship Outcome Disparities in the Rio Grande Valley
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 Maria Gramatges
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $983,276
Lay Summary

Need: Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) are at risk for cancer therapy-related late effects. Evidence-based long-term follow-up guidelines for CCS are readily available and maintained by the Children's Oncology Group (COG). However, dissemination and uptake of these guidelines is suboptimal, especially among CCS not routinely followed in a Long Term Survivor (LTS) Clinic. Up to 50% of CCS have little to no recollection of their cancer diagnosis, let alone the treatments they received as children, information that is required to inform exposure-based risks and screening. Beyond these barriers and their risk for late effects, CCS are more likely to live in financial hardship and be under or uni...

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