Grant ID RP230420
Awarded On February 15, 2023
Title Impacting Cancer Outcomes in Hispanics (ICOHN)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Texas Regional Excellence in Cancer Award
Institution/Organization Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
Principal Investigator/Program Director Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $6,000,000
Lay Summary

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso (TTUHSCEP) is a relatively new health sciences center located on the US-Mexico border. The community it serves is 83% Hispanic, is medically underserved and suffers significant socioeconomic challenges. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the US and cancers such as liver and AML are overrepresented among Hispanics, particularly along the border. Estimates suggest that the cancer burden in Hispanics will worsen over time. Further, Hispanic people are underrepresented in research and clinical trials to improve cancer outcomes. TTUHSCEP is uniquely placed to address this situation. We propose to develop a TREC center th...

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