|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||Improving Service Delivery to Cancer Survivors in Primary Care Settings|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lewis Foxhall|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colorectal, Prostate|
Two-thirds of cancer patients live at least 5 years after diagnosis and many live for decades after treatment. The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is estimated to be 14 million and is expected to increase to 18 million by 2020. An aging Texas population as well as continued improvements in early detection and treatment will further increase the number of Texans who will have been successfully treated. The expected increase in the number of cancer patients will be cared for by what is predicted to be a declining number of oncology specialists. Evidence based preventive services are an important component of care intended to maximize survival and improve quality of life, however, ...