Grant ID PP210049
Awarded On August 18, 2021
Title Texas Southern University Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Texas Southern University
Principal Investigator/Program Director Veronica Ajewole
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,000,000
Lay Summary

Need: Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in Texas. Cancer disparities are often found in incidence, prevalence, mortality, survivorship, burden of illness, stage at diagnosis, and screening rates. Women with lower socioeconomic status and particularly African American (AA) women have been identified as having worse treatment outcomes and higher mortality rates with breast cancer than women with higher socioeconomic status and white women. Texas Southern University (TSU), uniquely positioned through years of unparalleled trust and relationship building with AA communities across the state, proposes to expand the Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention Center (BCSPC)...

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