Grant ID PP120097
Awarded On January 18, 2012
Title Breast Screening and PAtient Navigation 2 (BSPAN2)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Simon C Lee
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $2,699,886
Lay Summary

With CPRIT support, the initial Breast Screening and Patient Navigation (BSPAN1) program has successfully provides comprehensive mammography and appropriate follow-up services across five rural and underserved North Texas counties, a region reporting the highest-age adjusted rates of breast cancer (Health Services Region 03). Our BSPAN1 program has achieved excellent results: screening 1683 women in the first year of funding, we report a positive rate of 6.1 cancers per 1,000 patients screened, which exceeds the national averages by 380%.

Incorporating key elements of the 2005 Texas Cancer Plan, BSPAN1 removes geographic and financial barriers to deliver screening and patient navigation in r...

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