|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Dissemination to and Implementation within Lung Cancer Screening Programs|
|Award Mechanism||Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions|
|Institution/Organization||University of Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lorraine Reitzel|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need. Tobacco use is causally linked to ~17 different cancers and is responsible for 80-90% of lung cancer deaths. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is the only recommended screening test for lung cancer. LDCT screening criteria have recently changed to expand the pool of eligible adults, which in part may help to address known disparities whereby Black Americans are less likely to be diagnosed early and, consequently, less likely to survive lung cancers relative to White Americans. This will create opportunities for contact with new and greater numbers of at-risk patients, many of whom may still be actively smoking cigarettes and/or at risk for smoking relapse. Unfortunately, research pub...