Grant ID PP190014
Awarded On February 21, 2019
Title Expansion of cervical cancer prevention services to medically underserved populations through patient outreach, navigation & provider training/telementoring
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Kathleen Schmeler
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, HPV-related
Contracted Amount $2,128,529
Lay Summary

In the US, cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased by 70% due to implementation of screening programs based on Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. However, women living in medically-underserved areas (MUAs) still experience significant health disparities including a higher burden of cervical cancer. Some of the highest incidence and mortality rates in Texas are found along the Texas-Mexico border and Northeast Texas. These populations are less likely to receive cervical cancer screening and the necessary preventive services are limited due to a lack of trained personnel.

We propose to expand our current CPRIT-funded project (PP15...

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