Grant ID PP240012
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Integrated Mammography and Genetic Evaluation Services (IMAGES)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Gary Whitman
Cancer Sites Breast
Contracted Amount $1,499,400
Lay Summary

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Integrated Mammography and Genetic Evaluation Services (IMAGES) program. Need: Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured residents in the US. The lack of health insurance deters many from seeking health care services and preventive care. In 2023, there will be an estimated 22,280 new cases of female breast cancer and approximately 3,340 deaths from breast cancer in Texas. According to the American Cancer Society, mammography rates among the uninsured continue to be half of those among the insured. Only 40 percent of uninsured women had mammograms in the past two years. Barriers to screening include the cost of screening and diagnostic services, limited access t...

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