|Awarded On||August 20, 2014|
|Title||Tiempo de vacunarte! Time to get vaccinated!|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Eribeth Penaranda|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
El Paso County sits on the United States (US)-Mexico border and has a population of 827,398. Historically, women in the US-Mexico border have had some of the highest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the country (mortality rate at 5.7/100,000 vs. 2.4/100,000 for the nation, age standardized to the year 2000 population). A majority (81.8%) of the population is Hispanic of Mexican descent and has unique socio-economic disadvantages, including a high poverty rate, low educational attainment and high proportion of residents without health insurance (36%) compared to Texas (25.2%) or the US (14.7%).
Cervical cancer is caused by a persistent infection with oncogenic genotypes ...