Grant ID PP220041
Awarded On August 17, 2022
Title Fecal Immunochemical Testing for Screening and Treatment of Occult Neoplasia (FIT-STOP)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Rakhshanda Rahman
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $999,999*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

This application proposes to utilize the dissemination products developed by the Access to Breast Care (ABC4WT) project to develop a colorectal community outreach program for Fecal Immunochemical Testing for Screening and Treatment of Occult Preneoplasia (FIT-STOP) in the South Plains (COG-2) led by TTUHSC-UMC Cancer Center. Need: The human and economic burden of colorectal cancer (CRC) in West Texas is stark; COG-2 has largely Hispanic population with significantly higher breast cancer incidence and mortality for CRC at 40.3/100,000 people (TX avg. = 37.8/100,000 people), and 16.3/100,000 people (TX avg. = 13.9/100,000 people), respectively. Out 15 counties proposed as target region, 11 hav...

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