|Awarded On||August 18, 2021|
|Title||Enhancing access to and diversity in cancer clinical trials through a financial reimbursement and outreach program|
|Award Mechanism||Texas Clinical Trials Participation Program Award|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||David E Gerber|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
*Pending contract negotiation
As clinical trials have become more complex, with increasing numbers of required procedures and clinic visits, gaining access to promising new treatments has become even more challenging for many individuals. To address these barriers, we propose a Financial Reimbursement and Outreach Program that will increase the number and diversity of participants in cancer clinical trials. The Program will be based at the three clinical sites of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center: UT Southwestern, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Children’s Health. These facilities provide care to more than 8,000 cancer patients per year in one of the fastest growing, most diverse, and least insur...