Grant ID RP210143
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) Harris Health Clinical Trials Financial Support Project
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Texas Clinical Trials Participation Program Award
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Martha Mims
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,500,000*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Cancer patients receive the best care at sites where therapeutic cancer studies are available, but many cannot join due to financial barriers. The Dan L Duncan Cancer Center (DLDCCC) serves most of the underserved cancer patients in Harris County via an affiliation with Harris Health (HH). In 2020, the racial/ethnic mixture of HH patients was 25.3% NonHispanic Black and 53.6% Hispanic. Fifty-eight percent of HH cancer patients are uninsured, 27% have Medicaid or Medicare and 15% have commercial insurance/other funding. Over 95% of cancer patients in HH have incomes below 4 times the federal poverty level (FPL). The DLDCCC has more than 40 therapeutic studies open at HH, but only 34 patients ...

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