Grant ID PP240011
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title The Advancing Breast Health among uninsured Women in Central Texas (ABH-CTX) 2
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Navkiran Shokar
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $2,000,000
Lay Summary

The Advancing Breast Health in Central Texas 2 (ABH-CTX 2) program is designed to comprehensively address significant breast cancer screening barriers in a nine-county area of central Texas (Public Health Region 7). Our target area has 2.9 million residents, comprises both rural and urban areas and has communities with challenging socioeconomic conditions, a high proportion of individuals from minority backgrounds, a high burden of cancer, access barriers and limited cancer prevention opportunities. Women in these counties have higher breast cancer incidence and mortality rates and suboptimal screening completion rates compared to national data and these differences are heightened furth...

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