|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||A community based program to increase breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination to reduce the impact of breast and certical cancer among Latinas|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Lara Savas|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri|
Hispanic women have among the lowest breast and cervical (B&C) cancer screening rates compared to other ethnic/racial groups in the US and Texas, and differences vary by geographic area. Among Hispanic subgroups in the South Gulf Coast of Texas, the proportion of women with unmet B&C cancer screening and HPV vaccination needs are alarmingly high.
While 30% of Texas women are at risk for having no mammogram with the past 2 years, 56% of Hispanic women in the Channelview-Cloverleaf area of Harris County and 36% of Hispanic women in Public Health Region (PHR) 11 have unmet breast cancer screening needs (never screened or no mammogram in last 2 years). Similarly, while approximately 21% o...