|Awarded On||August 24, 2018|
|Title||Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer: Obesity-related Cancer Prevention in El Paso|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jennifer J Salinas|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Colorectal, Pancreas, Prostate, Uterus|
Obesity-related cancers (esophageal, colon, pancreatic, breast, uterine, kidney and thyroid) account for approximately 36% of expected new cancer cases in El Paso County. The incidence of cancer is expected to rise due to the increasing prevalence of obesity in the county, with 70% of the population being overweight or obese. In order to address the growing public health threat of obesity-related cancers in our underserved border community, the overall goal of the study is to deliver a sustainable multilevel community based cancer awareness and obesity prevention program.
We will use a wide-scaled community organization partnership across El Paso County (ho...