Grant ID RP160030
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Patient Navigation for Lung Cancer Screening in an Urban Safety-Net System
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director David E Gerber
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $1,492,616
Lay Summary

Widespread implementation of CT-based lung cancer screening is underway, but its impact on cancer morbidity and mortality can only be achieved IF people are screened at appropriate intervals and abnormal findings are appropriately assessed. The degree to which individuals, especially those from medically underserved populations with highest lung cancer risks, will adhere to the complex, multi-step process of CT-based lung cancer screening has emerged as a key question with immediate need for solution. We propose to evaluate a patient navigation intervention among a sample of 340 individuals referred for CT-based lung cancer screening in an urban safety-net setting. Specific aims of the study...

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