|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||ACCION 2: Against Colorectal Cancer in our Neighborhoods: El Paso and Hudspeth County|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Navkiran K Shokar|
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and throughout Texas. Our target population resides in El Paso County (EPC) and Hudspeth County (HC): two US/Mexico border Counties with a combined population of 824,266. One is an urban and rural county and the other a frontier county, both are predominantly Hispanic (81% EPC; 79.6% HC), have a high poverty rate (26.6% EPC; 46% HC), a high proportion of uninsured (36% EPC; 54.3% HC), have low educational attainment and are medically underserved.
Between 2002 and 2006 there were 1270 new CRC cases diagnosed and 460 CRC deaths in El Paso County. CRC incidence and mortality among Hispanics in El Paso County is...