Grant ID PP240042
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Cancer Prevention and Outreach for Individuals Disproportionately Affected by Cancer in Medically Underserved Regions (C-CUR)
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Cancer Screening and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator/Program Director Nestor Esnaola
Cancer Sites Breast, Cervix Uteri, Colorectal, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Contracted Amount $1,437,244*

*Pending contract negotiation

Lay Summary

Improving cancer screening and prevention education services in urban medically underserved areas (MUAs) within health-disparate populations in Texas has been the focus of significant and ongoing concern. Low-income individuals residing in medically underserved areas of Texas suffer from significantly higher cancer incidence and mortality rates. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based organizations providing comprehensive primary and preventive care. Thus, they are a critical component of the health care safety net. FHQCs play an important role in reducing the cancer burden among the populations they serve via cancer education, screening, and early detection. Wit...

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