|Awarded On||August 21, 2019|
|Title||Integrated Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation in an Urban Safety-net System|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||David Gerber|
|Cancer Sites||Lung and Bronchus, Tobacco-related|
Need: Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)-based lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals decreases lung cancer and overall mortality. Paired with evidence-based tobacco cessation efforts, it represents one of the most efficient cancer screening modalities, with a number needed to screen (NNS) of 320 to prevent one lung cancer death. By contrast, NNS for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer range 780-1140. Despite this evidence, fewer than 4 percent of potentially eligible individuals in the U.S. have received lung cancer screening. Participation and adherence rates may be particularly low among medically underserved populations. Overall Project Strategy: We will sustain a...