|Awarded On||February 21, 2018|
|Title||Lung Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation (LSPAN)|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Keith E Argenbright|
|Cancer Sites||Lung and Bronchus|
Evidence-based interventions to effectively decrease preventable disease, disability and death caused by tobacco use are much needed in Tarrant and surrounding counties. Within the proposed service area, approximately 15% of residents between the ages of 55 and 74 reported being active smokers. The rates of lung cancer incidence for the service region is 61 per 100,000 residents, exceeding that for the state of Texas at 54.8 per 100,000. Similarly, mortality rate is also higher for the service region than the overall Texas rate at 44.9 compared to 40.4 per 100,000.
Lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation programming for the service area is sparse, particularly for the prio...