Grant ID PP230069
Awarded On August 16, 2023
Title Dissemination of the Active Living After Cancer Program
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 Karen M Basen-Engquist
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $448,654
Lay Summary

There are over a million cancer survivors in the state of Texas. It is estimated that one in three women and one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and the population of cancer survivors is expected to grow as survival rates improve and the population ages. Decreases in physical functioning after a cancer diagnosis are common and exceed what would be expected due to normal aging processes. Cancer survivors are also at increased risk for developing second cancers; between 15 and 20% of cancer diagnoses occur in people who have had a previous diagnosis. These functional deficits and increased risks of second cancers necessitate accessible and effective programs t...

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