Grant ID PP170094
Awarded On August 16, 2017
Title Expanding a Community Network for Cancer Prevention to Improve Cervical and Colorectal Screening and Follow-Up Among an Urban Medically Underserved Population
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria Jibaja-Weiss
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Colorectal
Contracted Amount $1,472,590
Lay Summary

Colorectal (CRC) and cervical cancer (CxC) remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and worldwide, despite the availability of effective screening and prevention tools. In Harris County, Texas, CRC is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality for men and women combined with an incidence of 40.4 per 100,000 in 2013. CxC has an incidence of 9.7 per 100,000.

For both cancers, the burden of disease is highest among the medically underserved, who lack access to critical screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic services. The medically underserved represent a large proportion of Harris County’s population, which has one of the highest uninsured rates in the nat...

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