Grant ID PP160049
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title Expansion of a comprehensive cervical cancer screening program for medically underserved women in Harris County
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Matthew L Anderson
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $1,500,000
Lay Summary

Despite effective tools for its prevention, cervical cancer remains a significant public health issue for Houston and Harris County. For the period 2007-2011, age-adjusted rates of cervical cancer in Harris County (10.8/100,000) were significantly higher than than most other parts of Texas
(mean = 9.4/100,000) as well as the United States (7.8/100,000). Rates of cervical cancer remain particularly high among Hispanic women in Harris County (15.0/100,000) when compared to other demographic groups (10.7 per 100,000 for non-Hispanic whites, 2006-2010).

Certainly, one factor contributing to the disproportionate burden of this disease in the Houston metroplex is the large proportion of indi...

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