Targeting Cancer Health Disparities with GMaP
The Region 4 Geographic Management Program (GMaP) is building a synergistic "hub" of multidisciplinary investigators to eliminate cancer health disparities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado.
Screening: Using Promotoras for Cancer Education
Salud San Antonio! tests the use of community health workers (promotoras) to deliver cancer education to increase screening rates and knowledge of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer among Latinas living in high-risk areas on San Antonio’s West and South sides.
Survivorship: Exercise Behaviors in Latina Survivors
This project tests whether Latina cancer survivors who receive a culturally tailored exercise intervention will be more likely to initiate/maintain exercise behaviors than Latinas who do not get the intervention.
Genetic Testing for Latina Breast Cancer Risk
The IHPR is leading a study to understanding Latinas’ decisions whether to get genetic testing for breast cancer risk, which may facilitate better-informed decisions regarding cancer prevention, risk reduction, more effective early detection, and better determination of risk for family members.
A Patient Navigator Intervention
This Pfizer-funded study aimed to use patient navigation to improve breast and cervical abnormality treatment outcomes among Latinas.
The Impact of Breast Cancer on the Hispanic Family
This psychosocial study targeted the impact of breast cancer on the Hispanic family and its quality of life, with findings that reveal specific impacts on family members and Hispanics’ interests in genetic testing.
Buena Vida! Protecting Your Family from Breast Cancer
These magazines used 24-page bilingual magazines to educate Hispanic communities about cancer issues and raise awareness about prevention and control activities that are intended to reduce the burden of cancer among Latinos.
Replication of A Su Salud En Acción
This project replicated a prior project’s breast and cervical cancer prevention and control efforts among Latinos, with an ultimate goal of increasing the number of Hispanic women who seek the services of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network
First funded from 2000 as this Special Population Network of the National Cancer Institute and then re-funded in 2005 and 2010, Redes developed a national infrastructure of academic centers, community and federal partners and local and regional health professionals, civic leaders and researchers to stimulate cancer control research, awareness and training.