Grant ID RP240208
Awarded On February 21, 2024
Title Unidos contra el VPH: Screening accuracy, preference, and uptake of HPV self-sampling among Latinxs along the US-Mexico border
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection
Institution/Organization The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jessica Calderon-Mora
Cancer Sites Cervix Uteri
Contracted Amount $1,920,007
Lay Summary

Rates of a new diagnosis of cervical cancer, diagnosis at a late stage, & cervical cancer mortality are higher among Latinx women than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Appropriate screening decreases incidence & mortality rates for cervical cancer. Still, unfortunately, screening rates among Latinx women, specifically those along the U.S.-Mexico border, are significantly lower than the rest of the nation. Barriers to screening in this population include cost, linguistic barriers, & cultural values. High-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HrHPV) cause over 90% of cervical cancers nationwide. HPV testing is more sensitive than Pap smears in predicting abnormal cells that can beco...

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