Grant ID PP110171
Awarded On July 27, 2011
Title Use of an Automated EMR System to Link Underserved Smokers with Cessation Treatment
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Prevention Microgrants
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jennifer I Vidrine
Cancer Sites Bladder, Cervix Uteri, Esophagus, Head and Neck, Kidney and Renal Pelvis, Larynx, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus, Other, Pancreas, Stomach
Contracted Amount $298,890
Lay Summary

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and has been linked to cancers of the lung, oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bladder, kidney and cervix. Although the health benefits of quitting are substantial, quit rates are low, and smokers with lower socioeconomic status tend to be less successful at quitting. Therefore, connecting underserved smokers with efficacious cessation treatment is crucial for disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities.

Unfortunately, existing evidence-based treatments have been grossly underutilized. Thus, the focus of this project is on increasing dissemination and enhancing utilization of an ex...

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