|Awarded On||August 17, 2022|
|Title||Screening to Optimize Prevention of CRC in East Texas (STOP CRC ET)|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Brigham Willis|
Need: Colorectal cancer (CRC) effects the colon and rectum by developing precancerous polyps into cancerous polyps over time (21). CRC is the fourth most diagnosed and the fourth most fatal cancer in the state of Texas (20). Along, with many other types of cancer, CRC is also preventable. This expansion will allow our CPRIT screening project to reach 38 counties in the East Texas region. With the addition of these six counties to our existing 32 county service area, we plan to continue the decrease of the startling incidence and mortality rates of CRC rates. With the utilization of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colonoscopies, CRC can be detected early, if not prevented altogether. E...