Grant ID PP200055
Awarded On February 19, 2020
Title Advancing the Access to Cancer Training, Information, Outreach, and Navigation (ACTION) Project for CHW Dissemination of Resources to At-Risk Texas Regions
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jane N Bolin
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $300,000
Lay Summary

NEED Texas ranks second in the nation in number of individuals diagnosed with liver cancer and fifth in the nation in number of deaths caused by liver cancer. Liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in both men and women, with incidence rates more than tripling and death rates doubling since 1980. Additionally, Texas ranks 41st in number of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer and 40th in the number of deaths caused by lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related mortality for both men and women. In Texas, only 17.3 percent of lung cancer cases are detected early, when survival rates can be as high as 55 percent; detection at later stage yields only a 4.5 p...

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