|Awarded On||February 15, 2023|
|Title||South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research (ST-CECR)|
|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|
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...