Grant ID PP240005
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Preventing Tobacco Related Cancers by Expanding Capacity for Tobacco Use Interventions Within Agencies Serving Women with Behavioral Health Needs
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Primary Prevention of Cancer
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lorraine Reitzel
Cancer Sites Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $2,487,822
Lay Summary

Tobacco use is causally related to multiple cancers and 30% of cancer deaths. Population-level tobacco control initiatives have successfully reduced smoking, the most common form of tobacco use, in Texas. However, women experience an ever-increasing disproportionate burden of tobacco-related health consequences; e.g., from 1959 to 2010 women's risk of developing lung cancer increased tenfold. Moreover, the burdens of these health consequences are exacerbated among women with intersecting social, economic/housing, and behavioral health (mental health and/or substance dependence) needs, who turn to community agencies for services to address these myriad issues, that jointly contribute to...

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