Grant ID PP160093
Awarded On August 17, 2016
Title Access for Breast Care for West Texas (ABC4WT)Development of a Replication Model for Dissemination and Implementation
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Rakhshanda Rahman
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $299,785
Lay Summary

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all ethnicities; and most common cause of death in Hispanic women. The Hispanic community forms a large part of Texas’s underserved and under-insured population. Successful outreach programs that are designed keeping this specific target population in mind are very important to be replicated in isolated populations of Texas to reduce the healthcare, quality of life and financial burden of breast cancer.

The Access to Breast Care for West Texas (ABC4WT) program was designed for the Texas Panhandle in 2010 to address breast cancer screening disparities for this geographically isolated area. It has been tremendously successf...

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