|Awarded On||August 17, 2022|
|Title||Project ACCESS: Increasing Access to Cervical Cancer Screening & Treatment Services in Texas|
|Award Mechanism||Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations|
|Institution/Organization||The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Kathleen Schmeler|
|Cancer Sites||Cervix Uteri|
*Pending contract negotiation
Need: In the US, cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have decreased by 70% due to implementation of screening programs based on Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. However, women living in medically underserved areas (MUAs) still experience significant health disparities including a higher burden of cervical cancer. Texas has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the US and women in MUAs are less likely to receive cervical cancer screening and appropriate follow up. Overall Project Strategy: We propose a Maintenance Expansion of our current CPRIT-funded project (PP190014), which is an Initial Expansion of PP150012. We will continue to off...