Grant ID PP220034
Awarded On August 17, 2022
Title Screening to Optimize Prevention of CRC in East Texas (STOP CRC ET)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Principal Investigator/Program Director Paul McGaha
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $2,482,127*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Need: Colorectal cancer (CRC) effects the colon and rectum by developing precancerous polyps into cancerous polyps over time (21). CRC is the fourth most diagnosed and the fourth most fatal cancer in the state of Texas (20). Along, with many other types of cancer, CRC is also preventable. This expansion will allow our CPRIT screening project to reach 38 counties in the East Texas region. With the addition of these six counties to our existing 32 county service area, we plan to continue the decrease of the startling incidence and mortality rates of CRC rates. With the utilization of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colonoscopies, CRC can be detected early, if not prevented altogether. E...

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