|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||Cervical Cancer Screening and Patient Navigation (X-SPAN)|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Keith E Argenbright|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
A persistent and essential need subsists for comprehensive cervical cancer screening in North Texas. The targeted region is centered along the I-35 corridor, spanning the majority of Health Service Region (HSR) 3 and portions of HSR 2, 4 and 7, and is predominately rural and/or medically underserved. The population is typically uninsured or underinsured and low-income, and as a result more likely to have infrequent physician visits and reduced access to routine preventative care.
Many communities within this region further lack the financial resources and public health infrastructure required to successfully deliver comprehensive cervical cancer screening and follow-up care for age-eli...