Grant ID PP190051
Awarded On August 21, 2019
Title Expanding a Community Network for Cancer Prevention to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake and Tobacco Prevention in a Medically Underserved Pediatric Population
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Maria Jibaja-Weiss
Cancer Sites HPV-related, Tobacco-related
Contracted Amount $1,287,834
Lay Summary

Need Most cancers are diagnosed in adults; however, many cancer risk behaviors are patterned early in life. Because of this, and because visits to a physician become increasingly infrequent as children and adolescents become young and middle-aged adults, there is growing recognition of the essential role of pediatric providers in addressing lifelong cancer prevention in children and adolescents. In particular, pediatric providers can play an important role in tobacco prevention and HPV vaccination. In the case of tobacco prevention, screening and counseling from a healthcare provider (including specific focus on electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes) is an evidence-based inte...

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