Grant ID PP240021
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening: Expanding a Comprehensive EHR-Based Patient Navigation Program
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Luis Rustveld
Cancer Sites Breast, Colorectal
Contracted Amount $2,499,998
Lay Summary

Texas Cancer Registry data show that for the years 2015-2019, Harris County had a similar overall incidence of BC (113.4 per 100,000) compared to Texas. The BC incidence in Harris County was higher for both NH-Whites and NH-Blacks (130.4 per 100,000; 123.7 per 100,000, respectively) compared to Texas for both groups (130.1 per 100,000 for NH-Whites in Texas vs. 123.6 per 100,000 for all NH-Blacks in Texas). The incidence of invasive BC in Polk County is alarmingly high, with an age-adjusted rate of 157.5 per 100,000, surpassing the state's average of 117.0 per 100,000. Furthermore, the racial/ethnic breakdown of incidence rates is particularly striking, with non-Hispanic Blacks experie...

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