Grant ID PP110220
Awarded On July 27, 2011
Title Cancer Genetics Services for Rural and Underserved Populations in Texas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director David M Euhus
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal, Corpus and Uterus, NOS, Ovary
Contracted Amount $1,597,535
Lay Summary

Some cancers run in families. Genetic testing identifies individuals from these families who are at very high risk for cancer (58 – 80% chance of getting cancer). There are many things these people can do to make sure cancers are diagnosed early or prevented all together. Because Cancer Genetics involves fairly new and sometimes costly technologies that are not well understood by many primary care providers it is mostly affluent, well-educated white people who are deriving the greatest benefits from it. The uninsured and underinsured, African-Americans, Hispanics, and those who live in rural small towns are largely left out and never have the opportunity to discover that they are at high ...

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