|August 18, 2021
|A Regional Expansion of Lung Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation (E-LSPAN)
|Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening
|The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
|Principal Investigator/Program Director
|Keith E Argenbright
|Lung and Bronchus
Need: Evidence-based interventions to effectively decrease preventable disease, disability and death caused by tobacco use are much needed in Tarrant and its surrounding counties. As within the original service area, 15% of age-eligible residents are estimated to be active smokers in the proposed expansion region. The expansion region also maintains higher rates for both lung cancer incidence and mortality, as compared to the state of Texas. As a result, we intend to leverage our success in using our centralized process to implement lung cancer screening within a virtually integrated system, expanding our service area to include these eight additional counties supported by two new satelli...