|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Access to Breast Care for West Texas - Concho Valley (ABC4WT-CV)|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Angelo State University|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Linda Ross|
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in Texas. Women living in West Texas often fail to receive the necessary mammography and other screening services due to barriers such as finances, geography, and means to travel to screening locations. Additionally, Hispanic, rural, and other medically underserved women in West Texas experience a higher incidence of advanced breast cancers.
In June 2010, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center with two campus affiliates of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH) in Amarillo and Lubbock, received a CPRIT grant to develop and implement the “Access to Breast Care for West Texas” (ABC4WT) project. The ABC4WT...