Grant ID PP230060
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Coordinating Center for Colorectal Cancer Screening Across Texas (CONNECT)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Colorectal Cancer Screening Coordinating Center
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Navkiran Shokar
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $3,000,000
Lay Summary

Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in Texas. Despite the available evidence for the benefits of screening with stool- based or structural examinations, Texas ranks 48th among states for CRC screening completion. Available data suggests that population-based programs can be particularly effective and that critical components for increasing screening rates include high level champions, stakeholder involvement, a convening entity, data driven approaches, defined goals, understanding assets and resources, creating synergies across systems, and collaborations across public health, community organizations and health care organizations. We propose a c...

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