|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||PP190052 - Integrated lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation in an urban safety-net system|
|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|
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 ...