Grant ID RP210115
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Enhancing access to and diversity in cancer clinical trials through a financial reimbursement and outreach program
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Texas Clinical Trials Participation Program Award
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director David E Gerber
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,499,327
Lay Summary

As clinical trials have become more complex, with increasing numbers of required procedures and clinic visits, gaining access to promising new treatments has become even more challenging for many individuals. To address these barriers, we propose a Financial Reimbursement and Outreach Program that will increase the number and diversity of participants in cancer clinical trials. The Program will be based at the three clinical sites of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center: UT Southwestern, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Children’s Health. These facilities provide care to more than 8,000 cancer patients per year in one of the fastest growing, most diverse, and least insur...

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