Grant ID RP210122
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Building a Clinical Trial Network for Texas Community Affiliates
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Clinical Trials Network Award
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Michael Overman
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,000,000
Lay Summary

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will serve as the lead institution for a clinical-trials network (CTN) that will offer new cancer treatments (clinical trials) to minority patients at two new sites. Those sites are Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital of Harris County, Texas, and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston County, Texas. LBJ, is a public hospital that sees a high number of minorities (53.6% Hispanic, 25.3% Black/African American). About 54% of those patients are uninsured. UTMB, provides health care for low-income and medically underserved people in Galveston County. Their patient group is 26% minority and 15.5% uninsured. Leaders from all 3 sites...

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