|Awarded On||February 19, 2020|
|Title||Advancing the Access to Cancer Training, Information, Outreach, and Navigation (ACTION) Project for CHW Dissemination of Resources to At-Risk Texas Regions|
|Award Mechanism||Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M University System Health Science Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jane N Bolin|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Lung and Bronchus|
*Pending contract negotiation
NEED Texas ranks second in the nation in number of individuals diagnosed with liver cancer and fifth in the nation in number of deaths caused by liver cancer. Liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in both men and women, with incidence rates more than tripling and death rates doubling since 1980. Additionally, Texas ranks 41st in number of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer and 40th in the number of deaths caused by lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related mortality for both men and women. In Texas, only 17.3 percent of lung cancer cases are detected early, when survival rates can be as high as 55 percent; detection at later stage yields only a 4.5 p...