cerrar Actualice su navegador
El navegador que está usando en este momento se encuentra desfasado y no cumple los estándares actuales para páginas web. Si quiere disfrutar una versión actualizada de este y otros sitios web, recomendamos que lo actualice gratuitamente a través de uno de estos enlaces:
Internet Explorer 9 Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Health / Salud Volver a "Health / Salud"

UHS granted $2.6 million to implement "A Su Salud Pap"

news bulletin from University Health System | 25 de enero de 2012

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant for $2.86 million will be used for cervical cancer prevention and awareness. In Texas, Hispanic women are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white women to have cervical cancer. Hispanic women are also more likely to be diagnosed later, when cancer is harder to cure. Earlier detection increases chances for survival, so University Health System (UHS) will use the  $2.8 million CPRIT grant   to implement the A Su Salud Pap Test Program  to address barriers unique to Hispanic women in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. 

San Antonio.- The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant for $2.86 million will be used for cervical cancer prevention and awareness. In Texas, Hispanic women are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white women to have cervical cancer. Hispanic women are also more likely to be diagnosed later, when cancer is harder to cure. Earlier detection increases chances for survival, so University Health System (UHS) will use the  $2.8 million CPRIT grant   to implement the A Su Salud Pap Test Program  to address barriers unique to Hispanic women in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. 

posted by Angela Covo, angela.covo@gmail.com

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women in the United States. In 2011, an estimated 1,219 Texas women were diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and 378 women died of the disease, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The best defense is early detection and, thanks to a grant totaling $2,861,547 from the CPRIT, UHS will have increased resources to screen, educate and protect more women in Bexar County.

The program’s goals are to:

  • Increase the cervical screening rate of women ages 18-64 in the CareLink Program to 75% by the end of 2012.
  • Reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality.
  • Increase HPV vaccination rates 5% to 20% among Bexar County women between the ages of nine and 26.

“By providing prevention services to uninsured and underinsured patients, we hope that screening and HPV vaccine uptake rates increase therefore decreasing the incidence of cervical cancer,” Dr. Roberto Villarreal, UHS V.P. of Community Initiatives and Translational Research said. “The screening services also allow for early detection of cervical cancer; therefore, a higher rate of treatment effectiveness for those who are diagnosed.”

The new grant also allows UHS to educate more women about cervical cancer and prevention.

“Messages relayed through social media, public service announcements, patient reminders, and monthly newsletters will highlight the importance of the HPV vaccine and Pap test,” he added.

This is the fifth CPRIT grant awarded to University Health System for cancer prevention. In the last two years, the Health System received a total of $1.6 million to establish a breast and cervical cancer education and outreach initiative, as well as a Colorectal Cancer Screening Male Navigation Program to provide resources to help increase colorectal cancer screening through a public awareness campaign and for a professional education training program.

Since CPRIT was established by the Texas Legislature in 2009, University Health System has received $4.5 million from the institute for cancer prevention programs and research. It is the only health system in San Antonio to receive CPRIT funding and has received more of these grant dollars than any public health system in Texas.

More information about CPRIT is available online at www.cprit.state.tx.us.

 

  • Ningún comentario presente
Normas de comentarios

www.laprensasa.com no se hace responsable de las ideas expresadas por los autores de los comentarios y se reserva el derecho a eliminar aquellos contenidos que:
  • resulten ofensivos y/o discriminatorios
  • que tengan como fin promover el boicot contra personas, productos empresas o instituciones
  • que atenten contra el derecho a la intimidad, al honor y/o a la propia imagen o nombre
  • aquellos que busquen fines comerciales y/o publicitarios
500 caracteres disponibles
Para evitar spam, por favor resuelva este simple problema matematico e ingrese el resultado (pinche en la imagen para recargarla).

Health / Salud