Grant ID PP240017
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Expanding Access to Cervical Cancer Screening through Primary HR-HPV Testing and Self-Sampling: A Multicomponent Intervention for Safety Net Health Systems
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jane Montealegre
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $2,499,646*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Along with vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), screening, early detection, and treatment of cervical precancer is an effective intervention for preventing cervical cancer. In Texas and the United States (U.S.) and other high-income countries with organized screening programs, cervical cancer incidence and mortality declined dramatically in the initial decades following the widespread implementation of cytology- (i.e., Papanicolaou smear) based screening. However, cervical cancer mortality in Texas and the U.S. has plateaued over the past two decades and there is growing evidence that cervical cancer incidence is rising in medically underserved populations. At the same time, ...

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