Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening Among Latinas in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
Annual rept. 1 May 2008-30 Apr 2009
PAN AMERICAN UNIV EDINBURG TX
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The purpose of this project is to establish a research and training collaborative partnership between the Institute for Population Health Policy IPHP at the University of Texas-Pan American UTPA and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics LDI at the University of Pennsylvania Penn. Our objectives and scope are to develop a competitive and successful breast cancer research program that focuses in cancer control and population sciences at UTPA to develop and complete a research project on barriers to breast cancer screening among Latinas in the U.S.-Mexico border region to develop the research infrastructure that will enable UTPA investigators to submit competitive breast cancer research proposals. The key accomplishments during the third year of the project are the completion of survey data collection on mammography screening practices participation in the 2008 Era of Hope meeting and securing federal grants in cancer and in health disparities research, which will further develop health services research at UTPA.
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