Grant ID PP160047
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title A community based program to increase breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination to reduce the impact of breast and certical cancer among Latinas
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Principal Investigator/Program Director Lara Savas
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $1,387,005
Lay Summary

Hispanic women have among the lowest breast and cervical (B&C) cancer screening rates compared to other ethnic/racial groups in the US and Texas, and differences vary by geographic area. Among Hispanic subgroups in the South Gulf Coast of Texas, the proportion of women with unmet B&C cancer screening and HPV vaccination needs are alarmingly high.

While 30% of Texas women are at risk for having no mammogram with the past 2 years, 56% of Hispanic women in the Channelview-Cloverleaf area of Harris County and 36% of Hispanic women in Public Health Region (PHR) 11 have unmet breast cancer screening needs (never screened or no mammogram in last 2 years). Similarly, while approximately 21% o...

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