Grant ID PP160105
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title Implementing a See, Test &Treat Program in Sunnyside Health Center to Provide Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening and Medical Home for Underserved Women
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services - See, Test & Treat® Program
Institution/Organization Houston Methodist
Principal Investigator/Program Director Donna Coffey
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $24,522
Lay Summary

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in the United States because of well-established screening protocols; availability of a vaccine against its etiologic agent, human papilloma virus (HPV), and highly effective treatment of pre-invasive disease.

Although implementation of the HPV vaccine is a long-term priority which will eventually reduce multiple types of HPV-associated cancer, major gains in the reduction of cervical cancer are predicted to occur after 2050. Until then, cervical screening through papanicolaou (Pap) testing and HPV DNA testing will continue to be important for the early identification of disease. In 2015, an estimated 12,900 new cases of cervical c...

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