Grant ID RP190210
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Improving the Quality of Smoking Cessation and Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Robert J Volk
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $1,499,527*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and 28,000 Texans die of lung cancer each year. Many of these smokers may be eligible for lung cancer screening (LCS), which can reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now covers lung cancer screening, but requires that patients receive smoking cessation treatment and an opportunity to make a shared decision about LCS with a healthcare provider before they are referred for screening. Busy primary care providers are greatly challenged to meet these requirements, and new feasible strategies are needed to improve the quality of smoking cessation treatment and shared decision making for LCS. Currently...

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