Grant ID RP240143
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Leveraging Passport for Care in a telehealth framework to improve equitable access to survivorship services
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria Gramatges
Cancer Sites Childhood and Adolescent
Contracted Amount $1,399,382
Lay Summary

Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for developing late effects from their cancer treatment. Due to barriers such as lack of awareness, financial hardship, lack of access, and competing priorities, only one-third of survivors report receiving survivor-focused follow-up care, and even fewer receive appropriate risk-reduction counseling and screening. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals and clinics began to offer telehealth services, including the Texas Children's Cancer Center Long-Term Survivor Clinic. In the past several years, significant advances have been made in the field of telemedicine, so that it is now possible to conduct elements of a physical exam remotely, including h...

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