Grant ID PP140033
Awarded On August 20, 2014
Title Access to Breast and Cervial Care for West Texas (ABC24WT)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Rakhshanda Rahman
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $1,499,670
Lay Summary

This application proposes to continue breast cancer screening/prevention services, and expand the network to include cervical cancer screening/prevention services for the population of Council of Government-1 (COG-1) by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Breast Center of Excellence (TTUHSC-BCE).

The human and economic burden of breast and cervical cancer in COG-1 is stark;breast cancer incidence is lower than state average at around 57/100,000 women but the mortality is higher at 13/100,000. This paradox is the result of lack of access to screening/early detection for the largely underserved population. Similarly, cervical cancer is one of the highest incidence (12/100,...

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