CPRIT Awards Prevention Grants

  • Published: November 22, 2013

Ten new CPRIT grants support evidence-based cancer prevention services and health behavior change through public education

AUSTIN — The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) today awarded 10 grants through its prevention program. The grants, totaling $10,778,222, support a range of prevention services including screening, vaccinations, and survivor care and provide funding to address critical needs and reach underserved populations across the state.

"The grants awarded today will help fund targeted high-quality, high-impact projects aligned with CPRIT's commitment to fund prevention services with the goal of reducing the burden of cancer across the state," said Dr. Rebecca Garcia, CPRIT chief prevention officer. "We're pleased to make these awards and mark an important milestone in resuming CPRIT grant making operations."

Five of the new grants will fund projects with a focus on providing screening, diagnostic, and vaccine services to underserved populations in Texas, including residents in rural areas and refugee women. Additional grants support survivor care by providing funds for services for childhood cancer survivors as they transition into adulthood, quality of life initiatives for low-income breast cancer survivors, and expansion of the West Texas Cancer Survivors Network.

Also awarded in this slate are grants to fund implementation of a multi-component tobacco-free worksite program in mental health facilities throughout Texas and increase knowledge of cancer-related risks and cancer screening among Vietnamese women.

The awarded grants were part of the 44 grant applications submitted in response to CPRIT Request for Applications (RFAs) issued in May 2012. After undergoing peer review, the 10 grants were recommended by the Prevention Review Council and approved by the Oversight Committee following the lift of the moratorium on the CPRIT grant process last month.

The awarded grants include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Improving Breast Cancer Screening and Follow-up of Medically Underserved Harris County Residents – $1,467,966
  • Baylor College of Medicine, A Novel Online Patient-Centered Decision Support Service to Empower Childhood Cancer Survivors in Managing Screening and Prevention of Late Effects of Treatment – $1,499,929
  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Enhanced Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention for Low-Income and Underserved Using Transdisciplinary Collaboration in a Family Medicine Setting – $1,499,993
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, The El Paso and Hudspeth County Breast Cancer Education, Screening and Navigation (BEST) Program – $1,098,920
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, De Casa En Casa: Preventing Cervical Cancer in El Paso County and Hudspeth County – $1,096,011
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, The West Texas Cancer Survivors Center – Phase II – $300,000
  • The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Building Bridges: Cancer Prevention Education for Refugee Women – $1,387,544
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Promoting Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screening among Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers – $299,898
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Taking Texas Tobacco Free: Expanding the Integral Care Campus and Community Model into a Statewide Cancer Prevention Program – $1,499,281
  • The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Active Living After Breast Cancer: Combining a Physical Activity Program with Survivor Navigation – $628,680