|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||Access to Breast and Cervial Care for West Texas (ABC24WT)|
|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|
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,...