Grant ID PP230002
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Dissemination to and Implementation within Lung Cancer Screening Programs
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lorraine Reitzel
Cancer Sites Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $448,726
Award Transfer Information

Previous Organization: University of Houston

Expended at Previous Organization: $0

Lay Summary

Need. Tobacco use is causally linked to ~17 different cancers and is responsible for 80-90% of lung cancer deaths. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is the only recommended screening test for lung cancer. LDCT screening criteria have recently changed to expand the pool of eligible adults, which in part may help to address known disparities whereby Black Americans are less likely to be diagnosed early and, consequently, less likely to survive lung cancers relative to White Americans. This will create opportunities for contact with new and greater numbers of at-risk patients, many of whom may still be actively smoking cigarettes and/or at risk for smoking relapse. Unfortunately, research pub...

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