|Awarded On||August 17, 2022|
|Title||Fecal Immunochemical Testing for Screening and Treatment of Occult Neoplasia (FIT-STOP)|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Rakhshanda Rahman|
*Pending contract negotiation
This application proposes to utilize the dissemination products developed by the Access to Breast Care (ABC4WT) project to develop a colorectal community outreach program for Fecal Immunochemical Testing for Screening and Treatment of Occult Preneoplasia (FIT-STOP) in the South Plains (COG-2) led by TTUHSC-UMC Cancer Center. Need: The human and economic burden of colorectal cancer (CRC) in West Texas is stark; COG-2 has largely Hispanic population with significantly higher breast cancer incidence and mortality for CRC at 40.3/100,000 people (TX avg. = 37.8/100,000 people), and 16.3/100,000 people (TX avg. = 13.9/100,000 people), respectively. Out 15 counties proposed as target region, 11 hav...