|Awarded On||February 21, 2019|
|Title||Access to Breast and Cervical Care for west Texas (ABC24WT)|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Rakhshanda Rahman|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri|
This application proposes to expand breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention services to include South Plains (COG-2) and Central West Texas (COG-7) regions by replicating the successful ABC24WT project in the Panhandle (COG-1) by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Breast Center of Excellence (TTUHSC-BCE).
The human and economic burden of breast and cervical cancer in COGs 1, 2 and 7 is stark; COG-1 has benefited significantly by the ABC24WT project since 2010. COG-7 is a particularly high-risk region with significantly higher breast cancer incidence (I) and mortality (M) for both breast and cervical cancer [Breast - I=134.0 (state average=114.2), M=27.4 (sta...