Case Western Reserve University is one of eight funded research institutions in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). The Greater Cleveland Cancer Prevention Research Network is a partnership between the CWRU Department of Family & Community Medicine, MetroHealth, the Ohio Department of Health and National Jewish Health.
The main research project will implement a systems-focused community-clinical linkage intervention to increase use of the evidence-based state QuitLine
for smoking cessation through the implementation of an e-referral system.
CPCRN’s eight Network Centers form work groups to investigate areas of research interest to the Network. The Greater Cleveland Cancer Prevention & Research Network co-chairs the Tobacco/Lung Cancer Workgroup and is a member of the Federally Qualified Health Centers Signature Project.
Tobacco/Lung Cancer Workgroup
This cross-CPCRN center initiative aims to understand barriers and facilitators faced by community health centers related to implementing both: 1) tobacco assessment and cessation assistance/referral (USPSTF grade A recommendation); and 2) low-dose computed tomographic (LDCT) scan for lung cancer screening (the USPSTF grade B recommendation). The first steps are to develop a survey to assess current practices, resources, and potential barriers to these preventive services.