|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Patient Navigation for Lung Cancer Screening in an Urban Safety-Net System|
|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|
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...