Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Presents Grant Awards to Texas A&M Health Science Center on Oct. 14

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will honor researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) for their work in cancer prevention efforts in the Brazos and Rio Grande valleys. TAMHSC’s two most recent CPRIT grant awards, one of which is the largest-ever prevention grant to a single entity, support a study focused on colon cancer screening and education, and another aimed at training and using community health workers to educate Hispanics along the border about cancer services and survival.

The event will take place at Health Professions Education Building, Library Bryan Campus, 8447Highway 47, Bryan, TX at 10:00 am on Friday, October, 14.

The TAMHSC School of Rural Public Health and College of Medicine received $3,235,597 in July’s grant awards by CPRIT.

Dr. David McClellan in the TAMHSC-College of Medicine and Dr. Jane Bolin in the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health were awarded $2,748,008 as co-principal investigators for a project that will screen and educate low-income patients at risk for colon cancer while training family medicine residents in colorectal cancer screening procedures. It is the largest-ever CPRIT prevention grant awarded to a single entity.

Julie St. John in the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health in McAllen and Dr. Christopher Beaudoin at Texas A&M University received $487,589 as co-principal investigators for a program totrain and utilize promotores (community health workers) to delivertailored education that improves access to comprehensive cancer services and the survivorship of colorectal, breast and cervical cancers for Hispanics of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties).

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