Grant ID PP240019
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Increasing Access to Successful Colorectal Cancer Screening, Pairing Patient Education and Outreach with Navigation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Keith E Argenbright
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $2,487,342
Lay Summary

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Texas. In 2019, CRC was the third leading cancer diagnosis and the third leading cause of cancer-related death for male and female Texans. 12,444 Texans were estimated to be diagnosed with CRC in 2022, with 4,447 Texans being estimated to die from the disease. CRC disproportionately affects multiple population subgroups, including racial/ethnic minorities, individuals with limited access to healthcare, and individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES). Similarly, CRC incidence and mortality rates in Texas have been the highest among racial/ethnic minorities and individuals living in non-metropolitan areas. Moreo...

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