Grant ID PP230041
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title PP190052 - Integrated lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation in an urban safety-net system
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director David Gerber
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $1,922,312
Lay Summary

Need: In its first three years, our integrated lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation program performed 1,500 low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screens in an urban safety-net population of Dallas County. In this region, two social determinants of health (socioeconomic status and healthcare coverage) interconnect with race/ethnicity to underlie disparities in cancer care and outcomes. Despite numerous potential barriers to healthcare and additional challenges related to the COVID pandemic, through provider education and telephone-based patient navigation, our program eventually achieved an LDCT completion rate exceeding 60%. Among this screened population, 65% were under-represented ...

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