Grant ID PP190021
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Access to Breast and Cervical Care for west Texas (ABC24WT)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Rakhshanda Rahman
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $2,430,998*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

This application proposes to expand breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention services to include South Plains (COG-2) and Central West Texas (COG-7) regions by replicating the successful ABC24WT project in the Panhandle (COG-1) by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Breast Center of Excellence (TTUHSC-BCE).

The human and economic burden of breast and cervical cancer in COGs 1, 2 and 7 is stark; COG-1 has benefited significantly by the ABC24WT project since 2010. COG-7 is a particularly high-risk region with significantly higher breast cancer incidence (I) and mortality (M) for both breast and cervical cancer [Breast - I=134.0 (state average=114.2), M=27.4 (sta...

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