|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|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Baylor College of Medicine|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jane R Montealegre|
|Cancer Sites||HPV-related, Tobacco-related|
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...