Grant ID PP170012
Awarded On February 15, 2017
Title Building Bridges: Cancer Prevention Education and Screening for Refugees
Program Prevention
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
Contracted Amount $1,491,550
Lay Summary

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...

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