|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Breast Screening and PAtient Navigation 2 (BSPAN2)|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Simon C Lee|
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...