|Awarded On||May 20, 2015|
|Title||University Health System Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Prevention Screening Program|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||University Health System|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Roberto Villarreal|
Need:The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends colorectal cancer (CRC) screening for adults 50 years and older; however, over the past decade screening rates among Hispanics in South Texas have remained low. Distinct cultural constructs acting as barriers are resulting in more cases of advanced stage CRC and larger tumors at diagnosis compared to other ethnicities.
In San Antonio, Bexar County of Texas, Hispanics have higher CRC incidence and mortality rates compared to Texas rates. This puts Hispanics at greater risk of advanced cancer, treatment-related complications, and death compared to other ethnicities. In 2006-2010 compared to the state, Bexar county incidence and mortality ...