|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||Disseminating Evidence-Based Cancer Genomics Training to Community Health Workers|
|Award Mechanism||Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M University|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lei-Shih Chen|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Family health history (FHH)-based cancer genomics services hold substantial promise in reducing cancer morbidity and mortality through personalized prevention approaches. These approaches require primary care providers collect FHH, conduct FHH assessments, make FHH-based lifestyle and cancer screening recommendations, and refer high-risk clients to clinical genetic services for cancer genetic evaluation/testing. Clients will subsequently adopt healthier behaviors, undergo cancer screenings, and receive early intervention/treatment (if needed).
Due to the short primary care appointments and lay people’s limited genomic literacy, however, clinical delivery of FHH-based cancer genomics se...