Grant ID PP180026
Awarded On August 24, 2018
Title Pasos Para Prevenir Cancer: Obesity-related Cancer Prevention in El Paso
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at El Paso
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jennifer J Salinas
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal, Pancreas, Prostate, Uterus
Contracted Amount $141,016.55
Award Transfer Information

Previous Organization: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso

Expended at Previous Organization: $1,103,495.45

Lay Summary

Obesity-related cancers (esophageal, colon, pancreatic, breast, uterine, kidney and thyroid) account for approximately 36% of expected new cancer cases in El Paso County. The incidence of cancer is expected to rise due to the increasing prevalence of obesity in the county, with 70% of the population being overweight or obese. In order to address the growing public health threat of obesity-related cancers in our underserved border community, the overall goal of the study is to deliver a sustainable multilevel community based cancer awareness and obesity prevention program.

 We will use a wide-scaled community organization partnership across El Paso County (ho...

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