Grant ID RP230419
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research (ST-CECR)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Award
Institution/Organization The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Principal Investigator/Program Director Subhash Chauhan
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri, Gallbladder, Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct, Pancreas
Contracted Amount $6,000,000
Lay Summary

Significant cancer health disparities exist in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region which predominantly (~90%) constitute Hispanic/Latino population. This highly underserved area represents major hotspot for several cancers including liver cancer. Etiological and other confounding factors associated with these disparities are poorly understood, as there is no dedicated cancer research center in this US-Mexico border region where ~1.4 million people reside. The proposed South Texas Center of Excellence for Cancer Research (ST-CECR) will develop a comprehensive approach to reduce cancer health disparities of this region by defining novel etiological, confounding factors, and developi...

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