|Awarded On||May 20, 2015|
|Title||The C-SPAN Coalition: Colorectal Screening and Patient Navigation|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - Colorectal Cancer Prevention Coalition|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Keith E Argenbright|
Screening reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality, but participation is low among the uninsured and underinsured, resulting in advanced stage at diagnosis and poor outcomes. As the third leading cause of cancer death in Texas, 9,000 cases will be diagnosed each year with treatment costs exceeding $3.7 billion dollars annually. With a documented 21% screening adherence rate for Texas uninsured, there are approximately 200,000 men and women not up to date with CRC screening within the targeted twenty counties.
A systematic CRC screening outreach strategy was developed and tested through two prior CPRIT Evidence Based Prevention Program awar...