|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||Impacting Cancer Outcomes in Hispanics (ICOHN)|
|Award Mechanism||Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Award|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (TTUHSCEP) is a relatively new health sciences center located on the US-Mexico border. The community it serves is 83% Hispanic, is medically underserved and suffers significant socioeconomic challenges. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the US and cancers such as liver and AML are overrepresented among Hispanics, particularly along the border. Estimates suggest that the cancer burden in Hispanics will worsen over time. Further, Hispanic people are underrepresented in research and clinical trials to improve cancer outcomes. TTUHSCEP is uniquely placed to address this situation. We propose to develop a TREC center th...