Grant ID PP200066
Awarded On August 19, 2020
Title Expanding Mailed Stool Test-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vulnerable Populations in Central Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Michael Pignone
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,999,227*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Need: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in adults ages 50-75 can reduce CRC incidence and mortality, but implementation and uptake of screening has been sub-optimal, particularly for vulnerable patients, including those who receive care in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

We and others have shown that mailing of fecal immunochemical tests (mailed FIT) can increase screening rates over reliance only on traditional, practice-based approaches, and is especially effective when coupled with patient navigation to help vulnerable patients overcome barriers to completion of follow-up colonoscopies. Over the past 2 years, we have successfully reached out to over 25,000 vulnerable patients...

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