Grant ID RP220542
Awarded On September 14, 2022
Title Establish the Accelerating Clinical Oncology Research Network - Texas (ACORN-TX) to enhance clinical trial access in North and Central Texas
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Clinical Trials Network Award
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Muhammad Beg
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,000,000*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

We propose forming the Accelerating Clinical Oncology Research Network - Texas (ACORN-TX) to expand awareness and availability of cancer clinical trials to North and Central Texas. The Network Lead Institution (LI)-the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) at UT Southwestern Medical Center-is located in Dallas County, which has a 'minority-majority' population of 2.7 million people. Network Affiliate (NA) sites, Baylor Scott & White in Temple and John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fort Worth were selected for their commitment to clinical research, access to populations currently lacking adequate access to cancer clinical trials, and feasibility. BSW-Temple is the flagship campus for Bay...

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