|Awarded On||August 02, 2012|
|Title||Evidence-based colorectal cancer screening for the uninsured|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Samir Gupta|
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) can lower rates CRC death and even prevent some cancers from developing. However, screening rates are low, especially for uninsured patients. As a result, uninsured patients are more likely to develop CRC and die. For example, at John Peter Smith Health system (JPS), the main health system serving uninsured patients in Tarrant County and Fort Worth,Texas, just 39% of uninsured patients served have had screening, and the majority of patients who develop CRC have advanced cancer at time of diagnosis.
UT Southwestern and JPS previously received a grant from CPRIT to develop and test a CRC outreach program for uninsured patients at JPS. The program sent m...