|Awarded On||February 16, 2022|
|Title||Access to Breast and Cervical Care for West Texas (ABC24WT) Maintenance and COG-9 Expansion|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Rakhshanda Rahman|
|Cancer Sites||Breast, Cervix Uteri|
This application proposes to expand breast and cervical cancer screening and prevention services to include Permian Basin (COG-9) while maintaining services in the Panhandle (COG-1), South Plains (COG-2) and Central West Texas (COG-7) regions via Access to Breast and Cervical Care (ABC24WT) project by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Breast Center of Excellence (TTUHSC-BCE). Need: The human and economic burden of breast and cervical cancer in West Texas is stark; COG-1 has benefited significantly by the ABC24WT project since 2010. COG-2 and particularly COG-7 have largely Hispanic population with significantly higher breast cancer incidence (I) and mortality (M) for both br...