|Awarded On||February 15, 2017|
|Title||Building Bridges: Cancer Prevention Education and Screening for Refugees|
|Award Mechanism||Competitive Continuation/Expansion - Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services|
|Institution/Organization||University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Amy L Raines-Milenkov|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct|
Refugees are a highly vulnerable population. Once resettled in the United States, their complex economic, education, and housing needs often take precedence over their health. Refugees are less likely than non-immigrant individuals to meet cancer screening recommendations; are more likely to have suboptimal HPV vaccination rates, and are often unaware of the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) or their own status.
The UNT Health Science Center’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is an evidence-based cancer prevention intervention focused on refugees in the North Texas area. In our initial Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) funded project, we found that over half, 58% of eligible wome...