|Awarded On||November 19, 2015|
|Title||Expansion of a comprehensive cervical cancer screening program for medically underserved women in Harris County|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Matthew L Anderson|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
Despite effective tools for its prevention, cervical cancer remains a significant public health issue for Houston and Harris County. For the period 2007-2011, age-adjusted rates of cervical cancer in Harris County (10.8/100,000) were significantly higher than than most other parts of Texas (mean = 9.4/100,000) as well as the United States (7.8/100,000). Rates of cervical cancer remain particularly high among Hispanic women in Harris County (15.0/100,000) when compared to other demographic groups (10.7 per 100,000 for non-Hispanic whites, 2006-2010).
Certainly, one factor contributing to the disproportionate burden of this disease in the Houston metroplex is the large proportion of indi...