|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Services in 49 Rural, Frontier, and Border Counties: A Strategy to Improve Early Detection|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Carol Rice|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri|
This project will increase the number of women living in frontier, rural, and border areas of Texas who are diagnosed with earlier stages of cancer. Women in these areas are less likely than their urban counterparts to have had a mammogram or Papanicolau (Pap) test within the past two years. Screening and diagnostic services tend to be “disconnected,” and not easy to locate or access in rural Texas, especially for underserved and older women.
This project has a coordinated approach to screening, diagnosis, and referrals for treatment of breast and cervical cancer for rural Texas women. Women, with a focus on those who are uninsured and over 65 years of age, in 49 frontier, rural and borde...