|Awarded On||August 18, 2021|
|Title||Expansion of the Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Control (LCTC) Network to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Award Mechanism||Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Roger Zoorob|
|Cancer Sites||Lung and Bronchus, Tobacco-related|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: This proposal responds to a critical need for expanded evidence-based services to prevent lung cancer in populations currently outside the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas’ (CPRIT) portfolio. These include geographic areas of Texas disproportionately affected by lung cancer incidence, mortality and cancer risk prevalence as well as socio-demographically underserved populations. The project will bring expanded services to Texas Public Health Region 5, which CPRIT has identified as a high priority geographic area, and it will also expand an existing network of clinics in the Harris County to the Harris County Metropolitan area. The expanded program will maintain its commi...