Grant ID PP180016
Awarded On February 21, 2018
Title Equitable Access to Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Cessation Treatment: A Comprehensive Primary Care and Community Health Approach
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Roger Zoorob
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus, Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $1,472,918
Lay Summary

This proposal responds to the critical need for evidence-based prevention initiatives for lung cancer (LC) among predominantly underserved populations within Harris County. LC is the top cause of US cancer mortality, accounting for 1 in 4 cancer deaths, and in 2015, Harris County had more LC-related deaths at ages over 35 years than any other county in Texas.

Because symptoms of these LC cases are mistaken for other problems or don't appear until the disease is advanced and perhaps incurable, diagnosis is often delayed with a resultant decrease in survival longevity. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has recently become available to detect LC at earlier stages, and when combined with...

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