|Awarded On||February 21, 2019|
|Title||Expansion of cervical cancer prevention services to medically underserved populations through patient outreach, navigation & provider training/telementoring|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Kathleen Schmeler|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri, HPV-related|
In the US, cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased by 70% due to implementation of screening programs based on Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. However, women living in medically-underserved areas (MUAs) still experience significant health disparities including a higher burden of cervical cancer. Some of the highest incidence and mortality rates in Texas are found along the Texas-Mexico border and Northeast Texas. These populations are less likely to receive cervical cancer screening and the necessary preventive services are limited due to a lack of trained personnel.
We propose to expand our current CPRIT-funded project (PP15...